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Monday 14 October 2019

Wexford town man on porn charges

Judge's gavel
Judge's gavel

Eugene Lacey (61) of 91 Belvedere Grove appeared in Wexford District Court to face four charges of possessing child pornography.

Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given to Judge Gerard Haughton by Detective Garda David Beale.

He told how the defendant replied 'I had that stuff'' when the first charge, dating back to December 17, 2009 was put to him.

His reply to the second was 'Yeah, I had that', and to the third and fourth charges was 'I had that as well'.

The detective sought a two month adjournment to allow preparation of a book of evidence.

In the meantime, conditions were attached to Lacey's bail.

He was required to notify the gardaí of any change in his address and to sign in weekly at the barracks in Wexford.

Free legal aid was approved after solicitor Tim Cummings told the court his client was on an invalidity pension.

The matter stands adjourned to March 7.

Wexford People