An Armagh man accused of 15 counts of possessing indecent photographs of children is to appear before the Crown Court.
Steven Cummings, of Gaol Square, was before Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry Courthouse on Tuesday, for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry – the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.
The 41-year-old appeared before the court via video-link from a solicitor’s office, charged with 15 counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between October 8, 2018, and April 26, 2019.
Cummings did not object to the holding of a preliminary enquiry and when asked did he wish to say anything in answer to the charges, he replied “no”.
Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.
Defence made no contrary submissions.
Deputy District Judge Laura Ievers, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, released the defendant on his own bail of £200, with the same conditions as the police bail to which he was subject, to appear at the Crown Court for arraignment on November 29.