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Pervert's plot to lure girls into his empire of sleaze

"Mucky" Martin Heaney is using social media to get raunchy snaps of students.

By Ali Gordon

A convicted sex offender is trying to lure skint Northern Ireland women into sending him explicit photos of themselves and becoming strippers.

Sunday Life today reveals how sleazy Martin Heaney — who is on the sex offenders’ register for an offence involving a 15-year-old schoolgirl — is back in the adult entertainment business and using Facebook to get girls to send him raunchy pictures of themselves.

Creepy Heaney, 52, from west Belfast — known as ‘Mucky Marty’ — is using the name Pat to recruit staff for his Belfast registered Fantasy Entertainments and NI Strippers firms.

When a Sunday Life reporter posed as a cash-strapped girl responding to one of his recruitment ads, the middle-aged sex offender wasted no time in urging her to send a revealing photo of herself to his email address.

Heaney made the request without asking the undercover journalist her age.

Within moments he tried to add her as a friend on Facebook, and it wasn’t long before he was discussing a one-on-one ‘personal service’ and begging for more revealing shots.

Asked if there was potential to earn extra tips, Heaney told our reporter that she would need to send him a ‘few more harder revealing pics’ before he would discuss details.

Voicing her concerns over sending pictures to a total stranger, Heaney said ‘they won’t be going any further than here so never shown to anyone else lol without your permission’ [sic].

In 2013 Heaney was convicted at Craigavon Crown Court of engaging in sexual activity in front of a child and indecent exposure.

After luring schoolgirls aged 15 and 16 into his car he drove them to a secluded area and pleasured himself in front of them. Heaney, who had two previous convictions for exposing himself, was busted after a brave mum stood up to her distraught daughter’s abuser.

Heaney targeted his victims after finding them on Facebook. The predator noticed the schoolgirls were planning to take part in a charity car wash at an Orange Hall near Lisburn in October 2010 and offered to pay them £30 if they cleaned his taxi.

The next day he picked up the unsuspecting teenagers outside a school but instead of taking them to the carwash he drove them to a secluded area where they were forced to sit while he pleasured himself. He then threw £25 at the frightened girls, saying “that’s easy money”.

He was caught out when one of the girls told her mother what happened. Pervert Heaney was spared jail but put on the sex offenders’ register for five years, banned from working with kids and ordered to take part in a behaviour therapy programme.

The court also imposed a five year Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) preventing Heaney from being in contact with girls under the age of 16, and from being with under 18s without their parents present. He was also warned not to be in the same vehicle as a girl under 16, and not to go within 10 metres of a school or college between the hours of 7am to 9am, and 3pm to 6pm.

After our undercover reporter confirmed that she was over the age of 18, Heaney told her that he thought she ‘would do well’ working for his stripping business.

Fantasy Entertainments pay their strippers a fixed rate to entertain guests at birthday parties, stag and hen dos and other occasions.

Heaney explained that there is normally a set price for each job dependent on how far the stripper is required to go — ‘underwear, topless or naked’.

He claims to employ a female manager to deal with recruitment inquiries but after his conversation with our reporter it is clear that he is very much actively involved with the process.

It is understood he now divides his time between Dundalk and his native Andersonstown area in west Belfast.

Back in 2013 Craigavon Crown Court heard that after being arrested for pleasuring himself in front of two schoolgirls Heaney’s once successful Angels 2 Devils strip-o-gram business, which used to employ 18 people, was facing ruin.

But the heavyweight sex offender is now back in business with Fantasy Entertainments which is registered at the same south Belfast address as Angels 2 Devils. Fantasy Entertainment’s website has also been registered by Martin Heaney.

The company boasts online that it is Northern Ireland’s number one stripper and promotional/corporate entertainment company. But revelations that the man behind it is a convicted sex offender could put Heaney out of business again.

The hulking pervert has been careful to keep a low profile since being placed on the sex offenders’ register. He even shaved off his trademark bushy beard and tried to lose weight from his 20 stone frame.

However, Heaney was still recognised in west Belfast last month. One worried parent filmed him in a fast food restaurant near the Falls Road.

Cowardly Heaney ran off to his car after being confronted by the dad who told him he should be “ashamed” of himself.

He later passed the footage on to Sunday Life, saying: “Heaney is a sicko and needs to be locked up. I’m passing this information on to you because I feel it’s in the public interest and people have a right to know what this man looks like and what he is up to.”

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