September 2011

Web nerd had vile child abuse images stash

Martin Falvey

AN Internet geek is facing prison after confessing to being part of a vile online child porn ring.

Martin Falvey — a former senior computer technician at the Irish News — hung his head in shame when he appeared in the dock of Craigavon Crown Court on Thursday.

The 39-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing 21 images of young kids and swapping them with other on-line perverts on five occasions between February 2006 and July 2007.

The sickening pictures were among the worst ever seen by police officers. One gruesome photo depicted a mother helping to abuse her 11-year-old daughter.

Falvey, from Lisburn, was accompanied to court by his loyal parents who looked stunned as their son sat in the dock and entered his guilty pleas.

Warning Falvey to stay out of trouble, the judge said: “Your name will be placed on the sex offenders’ register.