Man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of child

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] 23-year-old county Limerick man has pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child after he contacted her through facebook.The county Limerick man also pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of the young girl who is underage on May 12, 2011.At Limerick Circuit Court, Judge Carroll Moran heard that the man contacted the girl through the social media website and invited her to meet him on dates between April 29 and May 12, 2011.Prosecution for the State, John O’Sullivan told the court that it was a case of a “sensitive nature” as the accused lives in “close proximity to the injured party”.After the guilty plea was entered, defence counsel Mark Nicholas said that the matter now became a case of sentencing and was seeking an adjournment in the mater as the defendant was undergoing a number of assessments in relation to rehabilitation.“These would assist the court at the next sitting”, he said.Mr Nicholas canvassed a date after Christmas due to the relevant assessors “being quite busy in the run up to Christmas”.When the issue of identifying the accused man was addressed in court, Mr O’Sullivan said that the mother of the 16-year-old girl did not have a issue with the accused being named.Judge Moran ordered that reporting restriction were to be applied to the case for the interim period but it would be revisited at the next sitting.The 23-year-old was immediately placed on the sex offenders register after he pleaded guilty. NewsBreaking newsMan pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of childBy Staff Reporter – September 27, 2013 534 Email Advertisement Facebook #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter Linkedin #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img TAGSchild sexual exploitationCourtCrimeIrelandMusic Limericksexual assault RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Previous articlePoker player to be dealt his cash trapped fateNext articleSearch continues for missing Limerick teen Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print WhatsApp Limerick Senator has beef with meat industrylast_img read more

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China derecognizes British National Overseas passport

first_img China derecognizes British National Overseas passport TAGS  Twitter BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it will no longer recognize the British National Overseas passport as a valid travel document or form of identification amid a bitter feud with London over a plan to allow millions of Hong Kong residents a route to residency and eventual citizenship. The announcement by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Friday throws up new uncertainty around the plan just hours after the U.K. said it would begin taking applications for what are called BNO visas beginning late Sunday. Under the plan, as many as 5.4 million Hong Kong residents could be eligible to live and work in the U.K. for five years then apply for citizenship. Demand soared after Beijing last year imposed a sweeping new national security law on the former British colony following months of pro-democracy protests. “The British side’s attempt to turn a large number of Hong Kong people into second-class British citizens has completely changed the nature of the two sides’ original understanding of BNO,” Zhao told reporters at a daily briefing. “This move seriously infringes on China’s sovereignty, grossly interferes in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs, and seriously violates international law and the basic norms of international relations,” he said. “China will no longer recognize the so-called BNO passport as a travel document and proof of identity starting from Jan 31st, and reserves the right to take further measures.” Many Hong Kongers carry multiple passports and it is unclear what if anything the Chinese government could do to prevent people entering the U.K. through the BNO visa plan. As a further protection of personal privacy, a cellphone app will allow applicants to download their biometric information without having to been seen visiting the British visa office. The BNO passport was originally a disappointment for Hong Kongers when it was first offered ahead of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese rule in 1997. At the time, it offered only the right to visit for six months with no right to work or become a full citizen. Applicants had to have been born before the handover date. However, pressure grew to expand such privileges as China increasingly cracked down on civil and political life in Hong Kong in what critics say violates China’s commitment to maintain the city’s separate way of life for 50 years after the handover. China first declared the 1984 Sino-British Declaration setting out the handover arrangements null and void despite its recognition by the United Nations, then imposed the national security law on the territory after the city’s legislature was unable to pass it on its own. “I am immensely proud that we have brought in this new route for Hong Kong BNOs to live, work and make their home in our country,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement. “In doing so we have honored our profound ties of history and friendship with the people of Hong Kong, and we have stood up for freedom and autonomy – values both the UK and Hong Kong hold dear.” WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Local NewsWorld Newscenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleBiden faces scrutiny over reliance on executive ordersNext articleGlobal Aerospace Crew Seats Market Trajectory & Analytics to 2027 with BAE Systems, Rockwell Collins, STELIA Aerospace, United Technologies Corp, Zodiac Aerospace Dominating – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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