Belfast Telegraph

Child porn student named after court lifts ban

Reporting restrictions banning the publication of a pervert's name have been lifted by a judge.

Belfast Crown Court Judge Philip Babington said that having heard legal applications in a closed court, he had decided to lift a reporting ban on naming 20-year-old Garett Thomas Fox.

Fox, from the Antrim Road in Belfast, is due to be sentenced this week for downloading and distributing indecent images of children on dates between October 29, 2007 and June 29, 2009.

The pervert, currently studying at university in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of possessing indecent images and three of distributing indecent images last month.

The reporting restrictions were put in place when Fox appeared in the Magistrates Court. After pleading guilty, he was released on bail and ordered to sign the sex offenders register.

The length of time he must sign the register will be heard at sentencing.

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