UPDATED: Paedophile commits suicide on day of court sentencing

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A paedophile committed suicide by jumping off a bridge on the day he was due to be sentenced for sexually abusing a teenager, a court heard.

Michael Fiek’s body was found in London early this morning, hours before he was due to be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court.

James Bould from Dewsbury has been jailed.

James Bould from Dewsbury has been jailed.

The accountant had pleaded guilty to 14 sexual offences which included him sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in Thornes Park, Wakefield.

Fiek, 40, was also facing charges relating to filming the abuse as well as possessing vile images of child abuse.

Two other men James Bould, 34, from Dewsbury and Andrew Lynes, 51, from Huddersfield, were handed jail terms totalling 26 and a half years after pleading guilty to serious sexual abuse involving two teenage boys as well possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

The court heard how Lynes and Bould described themselves as “committed paedophiles” as they shared fantasies and made plans to sexually abuse a 13-year-old boy together.

Andrew Lynes from Huddersfield has been jailed.

Andrew Lynes from Huddersfield has been jailed.

Anthony Dunne, prosecuting, told the court how Bould “blackmailed” the 13-year-old boy to go his home on Swindon Road, Dewsbury, after the youngster had sent him a naked picture of himself.

Bould and the boy had been in contact with each other via an internet messaging service.

Bould persuaded the boy to send him the image and then threatened to send it to his friends unless he agreed to meet him.

The teenager was then given directions to Bould’s home in September 2014 and ordered to go upstairs and get into bed where he was sexually abused.

The victim met Bould at the property on another occasion and he was subjected to an even more serious sex assault.

Bould was then in contact with Lynes on the internet and sent him the naked picture of the teenager.

They then made plans to sexually abuse the boy together as well as exchanging other abusive images and swapped graphic descriptions of child abuse.

The court heard Fiek and Lynes had sexual activity with a 15-year-old victim in Thornes Park and filmed the abuse after paying him £80.

Fiek travelled from London to Huddersfield to meet driving instructor Lynes and they travelled together to Wakefield to meet the boy in May 2014.

Fiek then met the youngster alone in the park on a second occasion.

Fiek and Lynes also swapped horrific fantasies about the physical and sexual abuse of a baby.

The offences came to light when the vulnerable 15-year-old told a support worker about had happened.

At an earlier hearing, Fiek, of Hoffman Square, Shoreditch, pleaded guilty to 14 offences including sexual activity with a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, paying for sexual services with a child and distributing indecent pictures of a child.

Fiek’s body was found at the foot a bridge in Hackney at 6.36am on Thursday morning. He had been due to appear in court for sentencing at 10.30am.

Det Con Adrian Howey, of West Yorkshire Police, said a Metropolitan Police public protection officer had identified Fiek.

His identity had also been confirmed after his fingerprints were taken at the scene.

Bould pleaded guilty to eight offences including sexual activity with a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and distributing and making indecent images of a child.

Bould was out of prison on licence at the time of the offence. In 2008 he was jailed for serious sex offences against a child under 16.

Bould was given an extended prison sentence totalling 14 years. He must serve a custodial term of eight years, eight months, followed by an extended licence period of five years, four months.

Judge Tom Bayliss, QC, said: “You are, James Bould, an habitual paedophile. A man who preys upon young boys.”

Lynes, of Deighton Road, Huddersfield, was given a 12 and a half year extended term. He must serve a custodial period of seven and a half years followed by an extended licence period of five years.

The judge told Lynes: “You are a manipulative paedophile and there is a risk of you offending in the future.”