Carrickfergus man pleas guilty to possessing indecent images of children
On Wednesday, June 8th, police welcomed a 34-year-old Carrickfergus man’s guilty plea at Laganside Crown Court for possessing indecent images of minors.
In September 2022, Michael Arkins will be sentenced.
Child Internet Protection Team Detective Inspector Vasey of the Northern Ireland Police Service said:
“Possession of indecent images of this kind is appalling and real children have suffered in the making of them.
“If a person is downloading, viewing or making indecent images of children, you are leaving a digital footprint and we are actively looking for you.
“We have specialist officers within the Child Internet Protection Team who are dedicated to investigating these crimes, bringing those responsible before the courts and ultimately protecting further vulnerable young people from unimaginable suffering.
“The Police Service of Northern Ireland would ask all local communities to report any activity, online or physical towards a child that they find concerning. Similarly, if you have concerns or suspicions that an adult you know or live with may be engaging in this type of illegal activity report to Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.”
First reported Ballymenaonline