Animal sex charge man to face trial

Garth Michael Williams.
Garth Michael Williams.

A Ballyroney man accused of having sex with an animal has been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court.

Garth Michael Williams (42), from Mill Road, Ballyroney, appeared in the dock last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for a preliminary enquiry.

He faces two charges of having sex with an animal between February 1, 2009, and April 4, 2104.

Williams is also accused of 10 charges of distributing or showing indecent photographs of children, 15 charges of making indecent photographs of children, two of possession indecent photographs of children and two charges of possession of an extreme pornographic image.

There was no application made for bail and Williams was remanded in custody to appear again for arraignment at Newry Crown Court on March 19.