Eric Eoin Marques remanded into custody for two weeks
- 12 November 2013
- From the section Europe
A man branded the largest facilitator of child pornography in the world by the FBI has been remanded in custody for another two weeks.
Eric Eoin Marques, is wanted in the USA on charges linked to images described as extremely violent and graphic.
During a brief mention in Dublin's High Court on Tuesday, Judge John Edwards said he was anxious to fix a date for a hearing into the extradition case.
Mr Marques' lawyers want him to be prosecuted in the Republic of Ireland.
Judge Edwards told the court he wanted the hearing to go ahead sooner rather than later because Mr Marques remained in custody.
The case will be heard again on 26 November.
Mr Marques, who has Irish and US citizenship, was in the court for the brief mention.
The 28-year-old, from Mountjoy Square in Dublin's north inner city, was previously denied bail after the judge accepted evidence from the FBI and Irish police that he was a flight risk or likely to destroy evidence if released.
He is wanted by US authorities in connection with four charges involving the advertising of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, conspiracy to advertise child pornography, and conspiracy to distribute child pornography.
Mr Marques is accused of being the sole administrator of an anonymous hosting server called Freedom Hosting where the FBI claim thousands of members allegedly posted millions of images of child pornography.
If convicted in the US on all four counts, he could be jailed for up to 100 years.