Twin brothers appear in court facing child pornography charges

February 16, 2022

Twin brothers have appeared in court in Co Donegal charged with possession of child pornography.

Michael and Daniel Gibson, both aged 30, are charged under the Child Pornography Act at an address in Letterkenny on November 3rd, 2015.

The men are charged with allegedly having images of children engaging in sexual acts on mobile phones seized by Gardai.

Judge Deirdre Gearty accepted jurisdiction in the cases meaning she will hear them in the district court.

She was told that there is a lot of technical evidence to be given in the cases and set aside a special two day sitting to hear the cases.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins said both cases are linked and the cases arise out of a search warrant which was issued.

Solicitors for both men, Mr Frank Dorrian and Ms Donna Crampsie, indicated that both cases will be defended.

Judge Gearty adjourned the cases until April 20th for mention to finalise a date for hearing for the men with an address at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny.

She also appointed a junior counsel to both men as the evidence was technical, the court was told.