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shocked firm Company were NOT told worker caught with 130,000 indecent images of kids was facing charges

The tech business’s bosses are understood to be furious he’d been allowed to work with them for four years while he was facing such serious charges

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Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson

A computer firm has said ‘No’ to a child pervert employee exposed by this paper for having a staggering 130,000 indecent images.

Michael Davidson has been suspended from his high-paid tech role at a Co Down company after they only discovered his disgusting crimes when WE made them aware. And now he’s almost certainly facing the sack.

Craigavon Crown Court was told this month how the 28-year-old, who has two Masters degrees in computers, was caught with so many sick photographs and videos of kids being abused that cops didn’t have the resources to examine them all.

And when we called at his house he confessed he hadn’t told his employers and he “wasn’t planning” to do so.

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Our reporter Steven Moore speaks to Davidson

Our reporter Steven Moore speaks to Davidson

Our reporter Steven Moore speaks to Davidson

The tech business’s bosses are understood to be furious he’d been allowed to work with them for four years while he was facing such serious charges.

We have chosen not to name the firm which has an excellent reputation as a leader in its field of providing data analysis used by leading cycling teams.

But they are also understood to be “furious” at not being told by the police or prosecutors about what he was into.

The Sunday World contacted the firm but they said they “were unable to comment” at the moment as an investigation had been started.

They did confirm Davidson had been suspended from work as soon as they were informed about his criminal behaviour.

A source told the Sunday World: “They can’t believe nobody told them about what he was charged with. They had no idea about the case despite it starting four years ago.

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“The people he worked with are horrified to think this was all going on in secret and they had no idea. It’s a betrayal of trust.”

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