10 people due in court for sharing images and details of boys who killed Ana Kriegel
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10 people due in court for sharing images and details of boys who killed Ana Kriegel

TEN PEOPLE are due to appear in court for sharing information about the teenage killers of schoolgirl Ana Kriegel.

Ana, 14, was reported missing in May 2018 from her home in Lucan, west Dublin.

A large-scale search for the missing schoolgirl led to her body being found in an abandoned house on May 17; she had been attacked, sexually assaulted and murdered.

The body of Ana Kriegel, 14, was found at a disused farmhouse in Co. Dublin in May 2018
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Two teenagers, known only as Boy A and Boy B, both aged 14, were arrested and eventually charged with her murder in June last year.

Because of the youths' ages, a court ordered that Boy A and Boy B should not be identified-- the 10 people due in court are accused of circulating images and details on social media claiming to identify one of the boys.

Of the 10 people summonsed, six are male (ranging from age 21 – 38) and four are female (ranging from age 24 – 48).

Ana Kriegel was 14 years old when she was killed in May 2017. 

All ten are due to appear in court today, 29 October, at 10.30am.

The summons comes after a woman in Waterford appeared in court on 22 October, also accused of circulating images and details of the boys charged with Ana Kriegel's murder.

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All ten people, as well as the woman in Waterford, were summonsed for breaches of the Children Act that prohibits the identification of minors accused or convicted of a criminal offence.