The Gardaí have warned the public about sharing photos of the two 14-year-old boys who were found guilty of murdering Ana Kriégel. They have stressed that sharing photos or revealing the murderers' names is illegal. Anyone who does share information about 'Boy A' and 'Boy B' will be investigated, they warned.
It is understood that photos of the teenagers have been shared across social media and Whatsapp groups.
The Gardaí stated: "An Garda Síochána would like to remind members of the public in relation to the anonymity of a child in court proceedings and the sharing of images of children who have appeared before the Criminal Courts and the legislation pertaining to same."
They urged the public to take note of the section 252 (1) (b) of the Children Act 2001 which states:
"No picture which purports to be or include a picture of the child or which is likely to lead to his or her identification, shall be published or included in a broadcast.”
Anyone who is found guilty of releasing information about the boys will be guilty of an offence and will face a fine of €1,500 or 12 months in prison.
They may face a €10,000 fine and three years in prison on a conviction in a higher court.
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