POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have issued a warning after a number of men who were filmed performing sex acts fell victim to online blackmail.
If the kind of television you watch helps shape the way you think about the world, I and a lot of people of my generation were shaped not by what was coming out of RTE in those days but by what was on the British channels.I hate to think what life would have been like back then if I’d been restricted to RTE.In the 1960s and early years of the 1970s, when Irish television was in black and white and most households had only one TV set, those of us residing in what used to be called “multi-channel land” considered ourselves blessed.BBC2, with its promise of the kind of saucy European arthouse movies that rarely escaped the scissors of the Irish film censor, would only become available a little later with the advent of cable television.The Lord Chief Justice has directed that the judgment should remain publicly available, subject to this addendum, as it provides a statement of the Courts approach to sentencing in cases under Article 3 (1) (a) of the Protection of Children NI Order 1978 (offences relating to indecent images of children).
The case, therefore, may be of assistance to the public, courts and legal professionals.  On 20 April 2009 the offender pleaded guilty on arraignment to 30 counts of making an indecent image of a child and was sentenced at Craigavon Crown Court on to three years probation on each count with a condition that he participate in a sex offenders programme. A Sexual Offences Prevention Order was also made but no issue arises on that in this application. If your child is being bullied at school, there should be procedures to support you.There are also organisations that offer help, information and advice if you need it.‘Embarrassed’ The Belfast Telegraph reports that men were targeted in the Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus and Antrim areas of Co Antrim.Detective Sergeant Neil Maxwell said: “We want anyone who has been the victim of this type of crime to come forward.If you're 16 or over, you can also buy the Levonorgestrel EC pill from most pharmacies (for around £25), and the ella One EC pill for around £35.