David McCarton – Dublin

July 2018

Soldier posed as teenager to record girl naked online

A former member of the Defence Forces who recorded video footage of a girl exposing herself online has been jailed for four years.

David McCarton, 38, was identified after a police investigation abroad and the video images were found during a garda search.

The victim, who cannot be identified, was between 11 and 13 at the time and thought that she was communicating with a 14-year-old girl.

Gardaí also found images and videos of child sexual abuse at McCarton’s home.

McCarton, of Knockmore Avenue, Tallaght, Dublin admitted possession of child sex abuse images and sexual exploitation of a child between December 2010 and May 2013. He has been in custody since May last year.

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