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Man jailed for four years for sexually exploiting four year old girl, whilst her mother told her to smile on camera




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A man from Dublin has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually exploiting his four-year-old daughter.

A court was told of how the man who cannot be named for legal reasons engaged in sexual activity with the young girl which was also  filmed by the child’s mother who told her to smile for the camera.

The jury saw video footage from a mobile phone SD card showing sexual activity between the 28 year old man and his four-year-old daughter. It is believed that the footage was filmed by the young girl’s mother who was jailed for 16 months in 2012 for sexual exploitation and sexual assault.

Gardaí came aware of the footage  when a concerned member of the public handed in the SD card to a local Garda station.

The man was convicted of child exploitation and of knowingly causing or facilitating the production of child pornography between 2009 and 2010.

However the man’s defence team have argued that their client can be seen and heard in the footage asking his former partner to stop the child interfering with him.

Judge Sarah Berkeley has sentenced him to five years in prison, although his final year will be suspended.

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