Belfast man facing child sex charges to stand trial
A man is to stand trial for allegedly trying to incite a child into sexual activity.
James McCaffrey is also accused of having and distributing a series of indecent or extreme images and videos.
The 40-year-old, of Utility Street in Belfast, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court on a total of 25 charges.
He faces 15 counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and five of distributing or showing such images.
McCaffrey is further accused of three extreme pornography offences.
It is alleged that he attempted to incite a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity.
A final charge relates to intentionally encouraging or assisting another to commit an offence, namely distributing an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child.
District Judge Fiona Bagnall granted an application to have McCaffrey returned for Crown Court trial on a date yet to be fixed.
She released him on bail to appear again when those proceedings get under way.