May 18, 2021

Woman due in Waterford court for circulating images claiming to be teen charged with Ana Kriégel murder

A woman is due to appear in court in Waterford this morning on charges of circulating images and details on social media claiming to identify one of the teenage boys found guilty of the murder of Ana Kriégel.

The woman will be the first person to face prosecution in relation to sharing of these images and will appear in court following a lengthy Garda investigation led by Gardaí based in the Dublin Region.

Two boys were found guilty of the murder of Ana Kriégel, who was found dead at an abandoned house near Lucan in Dublin on May 17, 2018. It was later found she was also sexually assaulted before her death. Ana was missing for three days when her body was found.

During the murder trial of Ana Kriégel, the judge Justice Paul McDermott placed a court order preventing the 14-year-old boys being named and made a provision under the Children Act prohibiting the identification of minors accused or convicted of a criminal offence.

An investigation was launched when images and details were circulated online despite this court order being in place.

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