Dungannon man admits possessing indecent images of children

A SIXTY-year old man has pleaded guilty to 17 charges of possessing indecent images of children, after arraignment at Dungannon Crown Court.

A trial was due to begin in the case of Frank Massey formerly of Victoria Way in Dungannon but presently bailed to reside at Tullymore Road, Banbridge. However before a jury was chosen he pleaded guilty to all matters.

The charges date from March 8 2005 and February 5 2011.

Her Honour Judge McReynolds ordered pre-sentence reports and remanded Massey on continuing High Court bail of £400 with a surety of £400.

Massey is further barred from being alone or in contact with any person under the age of 18, and if there is to be contact with a child or children he must inform PSNI and Social Services in advance. He must also report to police three times per week, and must not enter any public library, internet café, swimming pool or leisure centre.

In addition he is forbidden from possessing or attempting to use a computer and must not go within a one mile radius of a specifically named primary school.

Sentencing will take place at Omagh Crown Court on February 15. Massey will also be required to sign the Sexual Offenders Register.