Ex-Irish Times journalist requests to be kept behind bars after grooming teenager who was left 'suicidal'
Former Irish Times sports journalist Tom Humphries has asked to be remanded in custody to await sentence for grooming and engaging in sexual acts with a child.
The 54-year-old sat with his hands over his face during a sentencing hearing at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
The court heard that Humphries exchanged thousands of text messages with the young girl as part of a grooming process. The girl was 14 when he first contacted her in December 2008.
The court heard many of the messages were sexually explicit and contained graphic images.
A snapshot of analysed messages showed that more than... read more
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