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Known sex offender claimed he worked for One Direction




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The DPP has applied for an order preventing a convicted sex offender from contacting children online.

The order has been submitted after a court was told that the man was using the social networking website Twitter to claim he worked for the boyband One Direction.

Brian Mulvihill (36) who has a conviction for what is described as “an appalling” sexual assault on young woman, Mr Mulvihill was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2007 for the crime. It is understood that the Court of Criminal Appeal later suspended the last four years of this term.

Shortly after his conviction he received a five year term in Ennis Circuit Criminal Court for a separate sexual assault.

Mr Mulvihill, who is originally from Kilkee in Co Clare but he currently has an address of Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore Dublin 8.

Mr Mulvihill has since been  released under supervision in September 2012 on the condition that he follows all directions of the Probation Services for ten years.

The prosecution applied for the order on Monday. The court was told that the main risk factor is his consumption of alcohol.

Mrs justice Ring adjourned the matter so the Court of Criminal Appeal can clarify the exact terms of Mulvihill’s post-release supervision. She also set a hearing date for her court for 31 October pending what happens in the appeal courts.

Within DPP’s order application, Vincent Heneghan BL, asked for the court to order that Mulvihill not use the internet to contact minors and that he not contact other sex offenders.

Mr Heneghan also asked for an order banning him from changing his name, consuming alcohol and entering licensed premises.

The court also heard testimony from Garda Denis Mulligan who said that he has being monitoring Mulvihill since March 2013 and that he had several concerns about his behaviour.

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