A court has heard a Garda begged a former RTÉ producer to help her identify a young Asian girl he had sexually abused in the Philippines.
Kieran Creaven, of Adelaide Street in Dún Laoghaire, is awaiting a sentence after admitting to sexually assaulting and exploiting young girls.
Kieran Creavan made headlines in 2017 after he was arrested in Leeds following a sensational sting operation by a group of vigilantes targeting men who groomed young girls online. He thought he was going to meet a 13-year-old girl.
A follow-up Garda investigation revealed he had travelled to the Philippines three years earlier to have sex with another child.
Two recordings of that abuse were found on a memory stick, which he had on him when he was searched in Leeds.
He had also reached out to a number of children in Ireland through Facebook. During those online chats, he sent unsolicited sexual videos and photos.
He also told a young girl in explicit and graphic detail what he’d like to do to her in a hotel room after she had travelled to Dublin to attend a Justin Bieber concert.
His barrister described his arrest as a 'watershed moment' for his client.
He said he felt relieved that he had been caught and was making efforts to rehabilitate himself.
He’ll be sentenced on Dec 3.