November 2020

Snapchat sex predator who turned girls into ‘child sexual exploitation slaves’

A pervert has been branded a ‘determined, manipulative and predatory offender’ by a judge after he made two 12-year-old girls his ‘child porn slaves’ on Snapchat.

Nicky Hollyoake, 30, from Hunton Road, Erdington, was jailed for 14 years after ordering the pair to perform a series of depraved sex acts on camera.

He threatened to send explicit pictures and videos to their friends if they did not carry out instructions. While other threats included rape taunts, which left his victims terrified they would be kidnapped and murdered, a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court was told.

Hollyoake was snared following a joint investigation by West Midlands Police and Avon and Somerset Police forces.

One victim said: “I was scared to be like a child, it’s like he made me grow up too fast not giving me the chance to experience things with my friends in case I wouldn’t be home in time and he would get mad.

“I couldn’t do anything with my family. I shut my door as they walked in.”

Her mother added: “This monster has taken away our daughter’s innocence and childhood.”

The second victim said she had “lost trust in people” and now felt less safe than before. Her mother stated “everything became a struggle” afterwards and that now “silence fills the room instead of laughter.”

Hollyoake admitted ten charges of causing/inciting a child into engaging in sexual activity and two charges of engaging in sexual communication with a child. He denied two counts of inciting the sexual exploitation of a child which were ordered to lie on the file.

Prosecutor Rebecca Wade had told a hearing on Thursday, November 5, that Hollyoake began to make vile demands.

“She (first victim) blocked him and he added her again. He knew she was 12, she told him. He told her if she didn’t obey him he would show the world their chats and tell them what a dirty little s*** she was. At this point the sexual contact started,” she said.

Ms Wade added: “He made them pretend they were bisexual and told them to call each other girlfriends. Both were made to be naked in the group chats and perform sex acts. He described them as his child porn slaves.”

During interview he admitted “talking” to both girls and claimed he thought they were 18 before clamming up and stating “no comment.”

Addressing the defendant at sentencing, Judge Heidi Kubik QC said: “Nicky Hollyoak you are a determined, manipulative and predatory offender.

“You used the internet to target a 12-year-old girl and subsequently her friend, also aged 12. You groomed and manipulated these young girls into performing a series of escalating, sexual and degrading acts, all for the purpose of your sexual arousal.”

Addressing the impact on the victims she added: “They say you have taken away their innocence, their trust in others and it is clear your insistence of them referring to you as daddy has caused difficulty, affecting their relationship with their own loving fathers.

He is subject to an “extended sentence” after the judge ruled he was a “dangerous” offender who posed a “serious risk of causing serious harm by committing further specific offences.”

Hollyoake must serve at least two thirds of his term in prison before being considered for parole. That is followed by a minimum of six years on licence.

He is also subject to a sexual harm prevention order and was made to sign the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.