Sex offender jailed for indecent images on his phone
A CONVICTED sex offender has been handed another 19 month prison sentence after police found indecent images on his phones.
Garry Dover Afflick, of Navigation Road, was jailed at York Crown Court, after pleading guilty to seven charges.
A jury had found Afflick not guilty of breaching conditions on a sexual offences prevention order, but the 51-year-old had earlier admitted the other charges, which all related to indecent images.
The court heard that Afflick’s home had been raided in April, and two phones seized by police.
When they were searched officers found indecent material – including videos at the highest “category A” classification, and images of children – and Afflick later pleaded guilty to seven charges.
Prosecutor Clare Walsh told the court Afflick had a long record – with 161 convictions stretching back to 1979, including some for indecent assaults on boys under 16, and convictions for failing to comply with court orders.
Afflick’s long history of convictions was an aggravating feature in the case, she added, as were the fact it involved an image of young children, and some moving images.
Judge Stubbs said he could not sentence Afflick as if he posed a danger to the public.
“I have considered whether you are dangerous, and I have concluded that I cannot be satisfied that I am sure you do pose a serious risk of harm.”
He sentenced Afflick to 19 months in prison for the first of the seven charges, with no separate penalty for the further six.
Serial sex offender banned from mixing with anyone under 18
A CONVICTED serial sex offender has been banned from associating with anyone under the age of 18 after his release from prison.
Gary Dover-Afflick, now living at Cuthbert House, Gateshead who has been described as a Fagin-style Satanist, was given an indefinite sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) at Teesside Magistrates Court this afternoon (Monday, February 11).
The 47-year-old was released from prison last year after serving a 12 month sentence for breaching a previous order. He was arrested in September after giving police a false name and being continually seen with young men.
Satanist sex offender banned from being near boys under 16
A SERIAL sex offender has been banned from being alone with any young boy under the age of 16 after being released from prison.
Garry Dover-Afflick, who has been described as Fagin-like Satanist, was given an interim sexual offences prevention order in an attempt to prevent him committing any further offences against young boys.
The court heard he had 25 previous convictions for 148 offences.These included blackmail, supplying drugs and indecent assault on boys aged between nine and 14.
The move came after the 47-year-old was realised from custody on Christmas Eve after serving a 12 month sentence for breaching the terms of a previous order.
In September, Teesside Crown Court heard he was arrested after giving police a false name and being continually spotted in the company of young males.
Today, (Monday, January 7), Teesside Magistrates Court heard Dover-Afflick had been served with the papers on the day of his release but he failed to attend court for the hearing.
Jane Smith, representing Cleveland Police, described the sex offender as ‘devious’ and ‘deceptive’ before she told the court the nature of the previous offences were so serious that she didn’t feel they needed to be repeated in open court.
She said: “Dover-Afflick is someone who grooms young people and that’s one of the main concerns that comes out of this application.”
During a previous court case it was reported that Dover-Afflick, previously of Sunnybrow Avenue, Billingham, has 25 previous convictions covering 148 offences.
In 1997, he was jailed for indecently assaulting a boy under 16.
Bristol Crown Court heard how he selected rootless youngsters, usually between nine and 14, and offered them shelter. He gave them drugs, lectured them about Satanism and kept them in line with a series of beatings and sexual assaults.
In 2001, he was jailed for five years at Winchester Crown Court after he was convicted of two counts of indecent assault on a child under 14 and a serious sexual assault of a boy under 16.
A manhunt was launched in 2007 when he went missing after being released from prison, where he was serving time for blackmail, supplying drugs and indecent assault.
When he was found, he was jailed for 30 months at Leeds Crown Court.
The interim order also prevents Dover-Afflick from being in a house with any male over the age of 16 unless they know of his previous convictions.
A full application will be heard at the same court on Monday, February 11.