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Belfast student accused of making and distributing indecent image of child

Belfast student Rory Campbell appeared in court on Friday accused of making and distributing an indecent image of a child.

Campbell is charged with three separate offences allegedly committed over a 12-month period.

The 20-year-old, of Harberton Park in Belfast, was allegedly in possession of an indecent photograph or pseudo photograph of a child.

He faces further counts of making and distributing or showing an indecent image.

The alleged offences took place on dates between June 2015 and June 2016.

Campbell spoke only to confirm he understood the charges during his first appearance before Belfast Magistrates' Court.

A prosecution lawyer indicated the case was ultimately expected to go to the Crown Court.

She said: "Some time is required to formulate the charges and look at the images."

Deputy District Judge Peter Prenter was told the accused is currently a student.

He agreed to an eight-week adjournment, telling Campbell to return to court in February.

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