Garda checks into re­hab in wake of online porn scan­dal

Irish Daily Mail - - News - By Ali Bracken Crime Cor­re­spon­dent

A CORK-based garda at the cen­tre of an online pornog­ra­phy scan­dal has checked him­self into re­hab for al­co­hol ad­dic­tion.

The of­fi­cer is un­der in­ter­nal dis­ci­plinary investigation af­ter a video of him hav­ing sex with a woman on a Garda car was up­loaded to one of the world’s big­gest porn web­sites. He also used his Gar­dais­sued hand­cuffs and was wear­ing a Garda jacket in the video.

He was tracked down by Garda tech­ni­cal ex­perts and has been in­ter­viewed by in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

He is not un­der crim­i­nal investigation for mis­use of his Garda car and hand­cuffs, but he is due to be dis­ci­plined over the ‘highly em­bar­rass­ing’ in­ci­dent for the force.

The mar­ried fa­ther has checked him­self into re­hab for al­co­hol ad­di­tion, and is said to be un­der ‘con­sid­er­able stress’ be­cause of the at­ten­tion the video has at­tracted.

Garda au­thor­i­ties have had the video re­moved from the web­site. How­ever, the woman in the footage has vowed to re­lease more. She also had sex with two mem­bers of the De­fence Forces in an­other video.

The English­woman, based in Cork, has spo­ken about her love for ‘po­lice porn’ and is clearly vis­i­ble in the video. The garda is not clearly iden­ti­fi­able but does speak dur­ing the footage, which ap­pears to be shot on a phone.

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