A court in Londonderry has been told a man facing child pornography charges admitted to police that he still has a strong sexual interest in children.
The 39-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons was remanded in custody at Londonderry Magistrates court.
He faces two charges of possessing and making indecent photographs or pseudo photographs of a child in March 2006.
He only spoke during the hearing at Londonderry Magistrates court to say he understood the charges.
Opposing bail, a detective constable said the defendant had told them he "continues to have a strong sexual interest in children".
The detective also said there was a likelihood he would re-offend.
But a defence solicitor said since his client had come to the attention of police he had not re-offended.
He added that he had now no access to the internet.
The solicitor also said there may be a risk to his client's personal safety, and on that basis asked for a reporting restriction on his name and address.
Resident Magistrate Barney McElholm said he could not grant the defendant bail.