Hotel job for animal sex charge man

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A Ballyroney man facing serious charges of making indecent images of children, and of having sexual intercourse with an animal is working in a Portrush hotel.

Garth Michael Williams appeared on another remand hearing at the local court last week.

Williams (42) from Mill Road, faces a total of five charges; possession of indecent photographs, making indecent photographs of a child, distributing indecent photos of a child and possession of an extreme pornographic image - each charge relates to 3 March 2014.

The fifth charge is that on a date unknown, he had sexual intercourse with a living animal.

Last Thursday Prosecution told the court that a full file remains outstanding. His solicitor asked if his client could be excused from attending court again on 2 October, as he has secured employment in a hotel in the Portrush area.

District Judge Mr Copeland said given the lapse in time until the next appearance and the seriousness of te charges, it was “not inappropriate” for him to find the time to attend court.