Camera ban by court for Cumbrian ‘deviant’
Last updated at 14:31, Friday, 07 December 2012
A repeat sex offender labelled a “depraved sexual deviant” has been banned from owning any device with a camera.
Antony Nichols, 55, used his mobile phone to film himself sexually assaulting two sleeping women in a case a judge described as “troubling”.
He has been jailed for five years and three months, put on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely and banned from owning a mobile phone or any other device with a camera. Judge Paul Batty QC told Nichols, who was already on the sex offenders’ register for a previous offence of groping a woman in a pub : “The darker side of your character indicates that you pose a danger to women.”
Nichols, of English Street, Longtown, pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual assault.
He pleaded not guilty to two related charges of voyeurism – recording women doing private acts “with an intention that he would later view the image for sexual gratification, knowing that they had not given their consent” – and these were left lying on the court file.
First published at 14:09, Friday, 07 December 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
Have your say
- Keith Curle named as new Carlisle United boss (39 comments)
- Carlisle council to invest millions of pounds outside Cumbria (7 comments)
- Tories would 'rip out and skip' parking meters if they take control of Cumbria (4 comments)
- Cumbria council's new £10m headquarters move step closer (28 comments)
- Carlisle can't cope with any more budget supermarkets - claim (41 comments)
In west Cumbria
- Warning as 1,800 council jobs hang in the balance (66 comments)
- 40 new jobs on cards as KFC plans Carlisle drive-through (3 comments)
- 'Parking charges will ruin a lot of people’s livelihoods,’ says Carlisle trader (38 comments)
- Work to start 'within weeks' on new supermarket in Carlisle (22 comments)
- Anger over plan to charge £20 to park outside your home in Cumbria (69 comments)