Former Irish Catholic priest jailed for possession of child pornography

Irish Post

October 28, 2020

By Jack Beresford

[Includes trailer of the 2006 documentary Deliver Us from Evil.]

A former Irish Catholic priest has been jailed for 22 months at Waterford Circuit Court for possessing child pornography.

Oliver O’Grady, 75, who was previously the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary Deliver Us from Evil, was found guilty by a jury a fortnight ago.

He was charged with one count of possessing a video of an underage girl engaging in a sexual act.

The case came about after one of O’Grady’s housemates reported him to gardaí after discovering a sexually explicit video on the computer.

While O’Grady claimed to have had no knowledge of the video’s existence until it was uncovered during the Gardaí investigation.

He nevertheless accepted the guilty verdict.

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