Garda investigation after images that claim to show teenagers convicted of Ana Kriegel murder appear online
A MAJOR Garda investigation is underway after images which claim to show the two teenagers convicted of murdering Ana Kriegel appeared online.
Pictures alleging to show Boy A and Boy B have been posted on Facebook and Twitter, and they are also understood to have been shared on messaging apps.
Earlier today it emerged the parents of Boy B have been forced into hiding following the publication of material after the trial.
The identification of a child in court proceedings can result in a maximum jail term of three years or a fine of up to €10,000.
Issues surrounding the posting of images of both convicted juveniles has been raised at the Central Criminal Court.
In the aftermath of the guilty verdict handed down to the two boys this week, gardai warned the public that anyone who identified a child in court proceedings could face imprisonment.
A statement released by Garda headquarters warned identifying children in court proceedings, and sharing images of juveniles before the courts, can result in a large fine or imprisonment.