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Lisburn Courthouse

Lisburn Courthouse

Lisburn Courthouse

The career and reputation of a leading lawyer are in ruins after he pleaded guilty to downloading images of child sexual abuse.

At the height of his career as a barrister, Jonathan Lowry, who celebrates his 60th birthday this Thursday, worked on a range of criminal cases including prosecuting sex offenders.

But the veteran lawyer is now on the wrong side of the law, awaiting sentence after his admitting a string of charges.