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Trory once said he took pics of kids because he “appreciated the sense of beauty in young children”

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Former School Teacher Mark Trory warned our reporter not to return

Former School Teacher Mark Trory warned our reporter not to return

Former School Teacher Mark Trory warned our reporter not to return

A snarling serial sex beast snapped when confronted by the Sunday World and warned us not to return to his house.

We had a series of questions for Colin Mark Trory after he pleaded guilty at Antrim Crown Court again to possessing extreme pornography and indecent images of children.

The 46-year-old ex-teacher – who has never been pictured in the press until now – hit the headlines in 2007 when he was jailed for two years when he was caught with indecent images for the first time.

It emerged the creep had been also been taking pictures of children from the bedroom window of his east Belfast home as well as at a shopping centre.

Incredibly, he told police he took the pictures because he “appreciated the sense of beauty in young children”.

Now he’s facing a potential return to prison after he was caught with more illegal images.

Top of the list of questions we had for Trory was why the address the court had for him for his recent offences was the old east Belfast address which he hasn’t lived in for more than 13 years.

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Our reporter confronts former School Teacher Mark Trory who lost his teaching job in 2007 after a colleague found child porn  photos on his laptop belonging to Trory has been caught once more with indecent images of children

Our reporter confronts former School Teacher Mark Trory who lost his teaching job in 2007 after a colleague found child porn photos on his laptop belonging to Trory has been caught once more with indecent images of children

Our reporter confronts former School Teacher Mark Trory who lost his teaching job in 2007 after a colleague found child porn photos on his laptop belonging to Trory has been caught once more with indecent images of children

We went to the address on top of the court papers available to the press which detail the ten new counts against him for which he pleaded guilty.

But we were shocked to discover a young couple with two young children were living at the address listed as Colin Trory’s.

Though not as shocked as the young couple, who politely informed us Trory had not lived there for well over 13 years and they had bought the property from a relative of his.

It was the very house from which Trory used to take pictures of kids as he watched them play in the large grass area just yards from his old house.

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Eventually we discovered where Trory actually lives in Finaghy, south Belfast.

We wanted to ask him if he had given the court his previous address or if it was a blunder by the police or the Public Prosecution Service.

However, we never got the chance as he angrily shut the door in our face.

We called at his home on Wednesday night and he snarled: “No, I’ve nothing to say,” before slamming his door shut.

But he almost immediately reopened the door to snap: “Don’t ever come back to this house again – it’s private property.”

Furious Trory then slammed the door a second time, almost taking it off its hinges in anger.

Appearing at Antrim Crown Court by videolink from the offices of his solicitors last month, Trory entered guilty pleas to each of the ten counts against him.

He admitted seven counts of making indecent photographs of children and three of having extreme pornography on dates between March 17 and May 29, 2018.

Prosecuting lawyer Simon Jenkins told the court while the charges related to “quite a small amount” of images, 17 in total, Trory has “a relevant record” in that 14 years ago in May 2007, the former high school teacher was jailed for two years to be followed by three years on probation in relation to a “large number of images”.

“I suppose that will make the pre-sentence report interesting reading,” said Judge Neil Rafferty QC, who said he would pass sentence on August 31.

Trory was a teacher at Castle High School in north Belfast when a colleague nudged his laptop and an indecent image of a child flashed up.

Police seized that computer along with computer equipment, mobile phones and cameras from Trory’s home and uncovered “extremely distressing” images of girls, including some as young as five years old.

Previous courts heard that Trory, who was also a church youth group leader, had been taking pictures from his bedroom and in a shopping centre. During sentencing, her honour Judge Kennedy told Trory it was because of people like him that children “are used and abused to obtain gratification for adults”.

In court last month, the prosecutor said the offences related to 14 category C images and three to the most serious category A images.

Defence counsel Conn O’Neill said he would be lodging a report from consultant psychiatrist Dr Ian Bownes.

Adjourning passing sentence and freeing Trory on bail, Judge Rafferty told Trory he would have to sign the police sex offenders register.

steven.moore@sundayworld.com

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