Indecency allegations may involve ‘192,000’ images

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A PROSECUTOR has told North Antrim Magistrates’ Court allegations against a man from the town, charged with possessing indecent photos of children, involve “192,000” images.

The comment was made as the case involving Sean Gerard O’Conaill (38), whose address was given as Greenhill Road, was briefly mentioned at a sitting of the court in Coleraine last Wednesday morning.

Since the case first came to court in recent months, Mr O’Conaill has so far faced three charges referring to July 1 and July 2, 2011.

It is alleged he had in his possession an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of children, contrary to the Criminal Justice Order; possession of an extreme pornographic image, contrary to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act; and possession of an image of a child which was of such a nature as prohibited by the Coroners and Justice Act.

The case involving Mr O’Conail, who is on continuing bail, was adjourned to October.