Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Down engineer accused of sex with an animal and possessing child porn

Garth Williams facing charges of possessing and sharing or distributing indecent images of children
Garth Williams facing charges of possessing and sharing or distributing indecent images of children
Garth Williams facing charges of possessing and sharing or distributing indecent images of children
Garth Williams facing charges of possessing and sharing or distributing indecent images of children

This is the former highly paid construction worker who has been accused of having sex with an animal — believed to be a dog.

Civil engineer Garth Michael Williams, 42, is also facing charges of possessing and sharing or distributing indecent images of children as well as possessing an extreme pornographic image.

Williams, of Mill Road in Ballyroney, Banbridge appeared at the town’s Magistrates Court sitting in Newry last Thursday via videolink from Maghaberry Prison.

Dressed in a smart shirt and jeans, father-of-three Williams listened quietly as it was heard he is charged with having sexual intercourse with a living animal on a date unknown.

SACKED

On Williams’ Linkedin social networking page he describes himself as a health, safety, quality and environment director at a major construction company who has previously worked in Dubai and South Africa.

Williams, who is originally from South Africa, also lists several multi-million pound construction projects around the world that he has been involved with during his successful career.

But on Thursday, Williams was granted legal aid to pay for his counsel after the court was handed a letter confirming he has been sacked from his job.

A defence lawyer said Williams had been granted bail on the charges in April, but he remains in prison because he cannot find an address for him to live.

The child pornography and extreme pornography offences are alleged to have taken place on April 3 this year.

Williams will appear in court again later this month.

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