Wexford music teacher pleads guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography

Éanna McKenna taught at a number of secondary schools

Wexford music teacher pleads guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography

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A music teacher from Co Wexford has pleaded guilty to two counts relating to the possession and distribution of child pornography.

He appeared before Wexford Circuit Criminal Court this morning.

Former music teacher Éanna McKenna pleaded guilty to the possession and distribution of child pornography.

The 39-year-old musician taught at a number of Wexford town secondary schools. He was also a choirmaster and church organist.

The first count related to the possession of 521 images, and 159 movie files, on a personal computer at his home address of 37 College Green, Summerhill, Wexford on June 6th 2014.

The second count was that on dates between November 11th 2010 and March 13th 2011, he knowingly distributed child pornography.

Mr McKenna appeared dressed in a shirt, suit and tie.

The hearing before Judge Barry Hickson lasted just a few minutes.

After pleading guilty, Mr McKenna was remanded on continuing bail to appear again at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court on November 22nd - when sentencing will take place.

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