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Bangor man charged with sharing child sexual abuse images

Richard McKee at Newtonards Court yesterday
Richard McKee at Newtonards Court yesterday

By Paul Higgins

A Bangor man has appeared in court accused of distributing sexually abusive images of children.

Standing in the dock of Newtownards Magistrates Court, Richard Kenneth McKee (50) confirmed that he understood the nature of the six charges against him.

As well as facing an accusation that he distributed an indecent photograph of a child, McKee, from Hampton Park in the Co Down town, was also charged with making and possessing indecent photographs of children.

He was also accused of a single count of voyeurism, which states that in order to obtain sexual gratification, he "observed another doing a private act knowing that the other person did not consent to being observed".

McKee was further charged with having extreme pornography and also with having an air pistol without a certificate, with the offences alleged to have been committed on July 19, 2017.

None of the surrounding facts were heard in court, but a police officer gave evidence that he believed he could connect McKee to each of the offences, while a prosecuting lawyer asked for case to be put back for six weeks.

As there were no objections to McKee being granted bail, District Judge Mark Hamill freed the Bangor man and ordered him to appear again on March 14.

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