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Man had 7,000 indecent child images on his computer

By Ashleigh McDonald

Published 15/04/2015

Kristoffer Coulter was jailed for offences which “cannot be tolerated in society”
Kristoffer Coulter was jailed for offences which “cannot be tolerated in society”
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A man caught with over 7,000 indecent images of children stored "in a sophisticated way" on his computer has been remanded in custody.

Judge Gordon Kerr QC revoked Kristoffer Noel John Coulter's bail and told him he would be sentenced on Friday.

Belfast Crown Court heard that Coulter (28) had an "unhealthy sexual interest" in child pornography. Coulter, from Mill River Mews in Ballyclare, admitted 21 charges including making indecent images and possessing prohibited images of children.

Coulter's home was searched by police last June and his computer was seized and examined. Crown prosecutor Simon Jenkins said picture files and videos on the computer had been placed into sub-folders according to characteristics such as the age of gender of the youngsters.

Around 7,000 indecent images were found, consisting of 6,177 pictures and 820 movies, over 100 of which were in the most serious category which encompasses sadism and bestiality. Mr Jenkins revealed that the children in some of the images were babies.

Defence barrister Paul Bacon acknowledged the case against his client "attracts revulsion".

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