Former RTÉ producer sentenced to 18 months in prison following two offences of child sex abuse 3 years ago

Former RTÉ producer sentenced to 18 months in prison following two offences of child sex abuse

The offences took place between 17 July and 18 November 2017.

A former RTÉ television producer who pleaded guilty to two cases of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to 18 months in jail following the verdict of a court in Leeds.

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Kieran Creaven received 18 months for attempting to meet a child after sexually grooming her and 12 months for attempting to incite a child into sexual activity.

Creaven pleaded guilty to both offences, admitting his attempts to meet up, communicate with and groom a 13-year-old girl with the intent of engaging in sexual activity.

Both sentences will run concurrently.

The 55-year-old spent four months communicating with an individual he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. However, the 'child' was a member of a paedophile vigilante group called Predator Exposure.

Predator Exposure is a group of "paedophile hunters" based in the area of West Yorkshire. The group's main objective is to expose online predators engaging in illicit activity with children.

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Creaven was arrested after he was detained by the group.

The former sports reporter was employed by the national broadcaster back in 1998. He has since been fired.