Ireland Extradites to the U.S. Alleged Dark Web Child Pornography Facilitator

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 

On March 25, 2019, United States law enforcement authorities announced that Irish authorities extradited a dual national citizen of the U.S. and Ireland to the U.S. on federal charges that he allegedly advertised and distributed child pornography on the dark web. On March 23, 2019, Eric Eoin Marques, 33, arrived in the U.S. and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.  On August 8, 2013, an amended criminal complaint was filed.  It was unsealed at Marques’ initial appearance.  The complaint charges Marques with conspiracy to advertise child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251(d)(1) and (c), conspiracy to distribute child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2)(A) and (b)(i), aiding and abetting the advertising of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2 and 2251(d)(1), and aiding and abetting the distribution of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2  and 2252A(a)(2)(A). U.S. Magistrate Judge Sullivan ordered that Marques be detained pending trial or a detention hearing scheduled for March 27, 2019.