Billingham Satanist jailed for using alias

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by , Regional Chief Reporter

A FAGIN-STYLE sex offender was back behind bars last night after giving police a false name.

Childrens’ charities are now calling for Satanist Garry Dover-Afflick to be locked up indefinitely after he breached the terms of his sexual offences prevention order for a second time.

The 46-year-old, of Sunnybrow Avenue, Billingham , tried to pass himself off as Garry Johnson when he was stopped by police in Stockton in June.

Teesside Crown Court heard how he was later arrested and charged with breaching the court order which required him to notify the police of any alias.

Paul Abrahams, for Dover- Afflick, said he was with two adult friends when he was stopped by the officer and he gave a false name because he did not want them to know about his past.

But he gave the officer his real address and correct date of birth. “That is not a full attempt to escape notifying the police,” said Mr Abrahams.

Judge Peter Bowers said he had no option but to jail Dover- Afflick and handed him a 12- month sentence.

Dover-Afflick has 25 previous convictions covering 148 offences, the court heard.

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.

Dr John Bird, acting operations manager for the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said sex offenders should only be released into the community if they were prepared to report to the authorities.

He said: “Clearly, this person is not prepared to adjust his behaviour and needs to be taught a lesson. It is very, very important for effective child protection for those sex offenders to be managed properly, otherwise they should be locked up for life.”

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