Garda checks into rehab in wake of online porn scandal
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.