Woman in court in connection with the identifying of boy found guilty of Ana Kriégel on social media 1 month ago

Woman in court in connection with the identifying of boy found guilty of Ana Kriégel on social media

She is the first person to face prosecution as part of the investigation.

A woman is due in court on Thursday morning in connection with an ongoing Garda investigation into the circulation of images and details on social media claiming to identify a teenage boy who was found guilty of the murder of Ana Kriégel.

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An investigation was launched when images and details were circulated online despite a court order being in place preventing the 14-year-old boys being named and a provision under the Children Act that prohibits the identification of minors accused or convicted of a criminal offence.

This is the first person to face prosecution following a lengthy Garda investigation led by Gardaí based in the Dublin Region.

Two teenagers were convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel following a seven-week trial which concluded in November 2019.

The first teen, known as Boy A, was convicted of murder and aggravated sexual assault, and was sentenced to life with a review after 12 years for the murder. He was also sentenced to 12 years for aggravated sexual assault, which will run alongside the murder sentence.

The second teen, known as Boy B, was sentenced to 15 years for murder with a review after eight years.

The two boys were 13 years of age when they murdered Ana in a derelict building in Lucan in May 2018 and cannot be identified because they are minors.