A court has heard that a former RTÉ producer travelled to the Philippines in 2014 for the purpose of sexually abusing a child.
Kieran Creaven - of Adelaide Street in Dún Laoghaire - came to Garda attention after he was arrested in the UK following a sting operation by a vigilante group.
In 2017, he travelled to Leeds to meet a teenage girl he had been chatting to on Facebook.
However, it turned out he was actually chatting to a member of a vigilante group called 'Predator Exposure' - who were instead waiting for him when he arrived.
On the back of his arrest, Gardaí searched his home in Dublin.
Forensic searches of his electronic devices, e-mails and online chat platforms revealed explicit conversations with children.
The court heard he sent unsolicited images and videos.
Two videos were also found on a memory stick, which showed him abusing a young girl in a bedroom in the Philippines in October 2014.
The 59-year-old, who used to work as a sports producer at RTÉ, will be sentenced early next month.