‘Help me’ pleads jailed paedophile

‘Help me’ pleads jailed paedophile

A MAN from Dewsbury admitted he is a paedophile and said: “I need help. I’ve got a thing for children.”

Nile Akram, 20, of no fixed address, made the admission when arrested for the sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl.

He was jailed for 10 years after Leeds Crown Court heard he had had a sexual interest in children from the age of 10 or 11. Akram, who must register as a sex offender for life, had escalated from looking at child pornography on the internet and now wanted to kill himself.

Details were revealed after Akram, 19 at the time of the incident, let the victim use his Playstation on January 22.

By chance, the girl was being treated for a urinary tract infection and her mother later checked for soreness.

The girl mentioned that something had happened to her when she was alone with Akram and he had told her not to tell anyone.

Her mother used a teddy bear to get her to show her where he had touched her and what he had done.

Akram kissed the girl, progressed to other offences and knew what he had done was wrong. He admitted four charges of oral rape, six of sexual assault and one count of engaging in sexual activity.

Gillian Batts, for Akram, said: “It is rare to come across somebody so very frank about their own problem.

“He acknowledges his wrong and the damage he has caused. His guilty plea is the best demonstration of that.”

She said Akram knew he was going to get a long prison term but also wanted help.

“What he wants is assistance, he is still only a young man and does not want to be the person he is,” she said.

Judge Tom Bayliss said Akram had shown “remarkable insight” into his “deviant sexual tendencies”.

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