Sex offender ‘Speedy’ Carlin jailed for four months

Daniel Martin 'Speedy' Carlin pictured at a previous court appearance
Daniel Martin 'Speedy' Carlin pictured at a previous court appearance

A serial sex offender who admitted making indecent images of children has been jailed for four months at Derry Crown Court sitting in Antrim.

Daniel Martin ‘Speedy’ Carlin, of Ballyarnett Village, pleaded guilty to nine charges of making indecent images between August 2008 and April 2010.

A previous court hearing was told Carlin’s home had been searched by police on April 8, 2010.

During the search police seized video cassettes, floppy disks, CDs and a total of four computer towers and PCs.

The items were taken for examination and between one computer tower and a COMPAQ PC a total of 67 indecent images of children were recovered.

The court heard these had been deleted but were recovered by Ecrime.

Of these items the majority were listed as Level 1 pictures but ten were listed as level 4 (the highest category being level 5).

The computers revealed the user had accessed a number of pornography sites including those featuring teen and young pornography. Searches were also found on sex offenders’ rights against anonymous allegations and a search on how to delete a computer hard drive.

Carlin was interviewed about the computers in July 2011 where he told police he did access pornography, including teen pornography and would experiment with different sites but when he saw what he would label as child pornography he would immediately click off the links.

The 63-year-old former Derry City Council leisure centre employee, who is already a convicted sex offender, was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for seven years.

He is also subject to a sexual offences prevention order which bans him from any unsupervised contact with children under 16 and from working in any leisure centre.

Carlin is further banned from being in or near any facilities that are specifically for female users only and from using internet devices unless the search history is capable of being monitored by his designated risk manager.

The SOPO also lasts for seven years.