Nearly a dozen people referred for prosecution in relation to identification of Ana Kriégel killers

Gardaí have referred nearly a dozen people for prosecution in relation to social media posts identifying the killers of schoolgirl Ana Kriégel, according to reports.

The anonymity of the two 14-year-olds, who were found guilty of murder in June, is protected by both court orders and legislation.

It is an offence, punishable by up to three years in prison and/or a €10,000 fine, to identify anyone under the age of 18 who is accused or convicted of an offence.

Any prosecutions taken forward by the DPP would be the first of their kind, The Irish Times reports, and would likely take place in the District Court.

According to the Irish Daily Star, a total of 10 files were sent to the DPP following an investigation led by gardaí in Leixlip, where Ms Kriégel was killed.

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