March 2021

Paedophile ordered to pay for fantasy-controlling eye therapy

A judge has ordered a paedophile who looked at indecent images to undergo special eye treatment to curb his fantasies.

Antony Akid, 35, who admitted possessing abusive images of children, was told that he should go through eye de-sensitisation therapy, a treatment that helps patients overcome psychological trauma.

Judge Ahmed Nadim deferred his sentence at Grimsby crown court in order to assess Akid’s response to the therapy, which he must pay for himself or obtain through the NHS.

The judge was told that it is the second time in six years that Akid has been convicted of possession of indecent images of children

January 2015

Cleethorpes binman sentenced for having indecent images of children

Police found stashes of indecent photographs and videos of children when they searched a man’s computer equipment, a court heard.

Antony Akid, 29, of Woodsley Avenue, Cleethorpes, admitted eight offences of possessing indecent photographs of children and another of possessing video files with a view to distributing them.

Jeremy Evans, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that police received a tip-off on January 2 last year that computer equipment had been used to access indecent photographs of children.

A warrant was executed at the premises involved, in Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, and Akid was there. A computer tower, computer disks and a portable storage drive were seized.

Police found 195 live, accessible images and 413 moving images. Of those, 276 were available for distribution.

Of the 195 still images, nine were at the most serious level, with 19 at the middle level and 167 at the lowest level.

Of the 413 videos, 165 were at the most serious level, with 106 at the middle level and 142 at the least serious.

Analysis of his internet history revealed that he had repeatedly searched for such material.

Akid had been cautioned for possessing a small amount of indecent images downloaded on to a foster carer’s computer in January 2005 and he had been fined in June 2006 for breaching his sex offender’s registration details.

Ian Durant, mitigating, said Akid made admissions and realised he had a problem. He added that he was keen to receive help.

Akid, who has worked as a bin man, was given a two-year suspended prison sentence and a two-year supervision order, with a sex offenders’ treatment programme.

He was given a ten-year sexual offences prevention order and must register as a sex offender for ten year