Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland ban for child porn model agent

By Anne Maddden

A former modelling agent convicted of sex offences in Scotland, including possession of child porn, has been banned from running a similar agency in Northern Ireland.

Glyn Davies (52), who now lives in the Portadown area, was convicted at Edinburgh High Court in 2009 of indecent assault against a 17-year-old girl and of taking pornographic photographs of the teenager.

He was also convicted in relation to paedophiliac images and videos on his computers.

Davies was jailed for two years, placed on the Sex Offenders Register and disqualified from working with children.

Davies had operated an entertainment agency in Scotland for nearly 20 years and traded with his wife Susan Davies as Lothian Variety, and more recently as Emkay Lothian Entertainments.

The Department for Employment and Learning's employment agency inspectorate was made aware that Davies had moved from Scotland to Northern Ireland.

Officials from the body brought prohibition proceedings to prevent him from operating in his former profession.

The case was heard at Belfast's Industrial Tribunal offices. Davies has been banned from running a modelling agency until December 2020 when the prohibition order runs out.

Stephen Farry, Department of Employment and Learning Minister, welcomed the ruling.

"The modelling and entertainment sector in Northern Ireland is an area where you will find young, vulnerable workers who are open to potential exploitation."

The tribunal accepted that Susan Davies, also residing in the Portadown area, was not involved in the conduct leading to her husband's conviction and prohibition.

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