MAN ADMITS HAVING 192,000 IMAGES OF CHILD PORN

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A Coleraine man - with an obsession for Harry Potter actress Emma Watson - has admitted having almost 200,000 sickening child porn images.

Sean O’Connail jnr (38) is now in jail after his bail was revoked following his guilty plea last Tuesday.

His stash of kiddie porn is believed to be one of the biggest ever recovered by police in the UK.

Some of the photos depicted girls as young as three being abused as well as bestiality scenes involving dogs.

O’Connail admitted 55 child porn offences when he stood in the dock at Antrim Crown Court last week.

The charges included 45 counts of possessing an indecent image, eight counts of having a prohibited image of a child and two counts of possessing an extreme pornographic image.

During the short hearing O’Connail asked for his bail to be revoked. He rejected the option of walking free from the court for a month until pre-sentence reports are prepared.

Police located the images on O’Connail’s computer hard drive. Much of his child porn collection featured fake photos of Emma Watson’s character Hermione Granger from the movie Harry Potter.

O’Connail first appeared in court in Coleraine last May charged with having the indecent images. At the time a prosecutor told North Antrim Magistrates’ Court that the case involved “192,000” images.

He was bailed to his father’s home on Greenhill Road, a short distance from DH Christie Primary School.

At the time neighbours expressed concernt to The Coleraine Times about him living there.

O’Connail will be sentenced next month.

GUILTY...Sean O’Connail jnr will be sentenced for child porn offences next month.