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.
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.
Former RTÉ Sport producer Kieran Creaven has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. He had pleaded guilty to two child sexual abuse offences.
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 9, 2018
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.
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.