Is pornography driving increased sexual violence in Ireland?

It is difficult to understand how any person aged between 12 and 14 could be capable of sexually assaulting and killing another. But experts have a one-word theory: porn

 Ana Kriegel (14). Photograph: RIP.ie

Ana Kriegel (14). Photograph: RIP.ie

For over a week the nation has digested news of two shocking killings. A 14-year-old girl sexually assaulted and beaten to death. And a foreign student abducted and strangled in an apparently spur-of-the moment sexually motivated attack.

Crimes such as the harrowing murders of school girl Anastasia ‘Ana’ Kriegel and 24-year-old Filipino Jastine Valdez almost never happen in Ireland. Yet these two occurred within a week.

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