A Lytham St Anne’s man, Max Paraduik, aged 27, has been sentenced in Manchester Crown Court to eighteen months, suspended for two years, after admitting three counts of distributing indecent images of children. Paraduik, of Ashworth Road, was also ordered to complete thirty months Rehabilitation Requirement days and a programme for registered sex offenders.  Paraduik will also have to sign the sex offenders register for ten years and be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention order for ten years.

In their report, the Manchester Evening News (03.06.2020) told how Paraduik, who was a former Thomas Cook cabin crew member, unwittingly engaged in conversations with three undercover Greater Manchester Police Officers who were posing as paedophiles. The undercover GMP officers had created online Kik profile in the hope of identifying potential paedophiles.  They interacted with Paraduik, who was using an on-line ‘Kik’ profile to send indecent images and advising users how to groom and abuse young children without getting caught. Paraduik was arrested and released under investigation for distributing indecent images of children in March 2019.  Despite this arrest, Paraduik then continued to interact with two more undercover GMP police officers, sending them highly graphic images.

Paraduik denied having an interest in children, telling officers that the conversations were pure fantasy. Judge Richard Marshall QC sentencing Paraduik said, ‘The conversation was highly graphic and disturbing.  You gave detailed advice about how and when to abuse their own children.  The fact that you engaged in such discussions leads me to believe that you have paedophile ideas.  I am particularly concerned that you went on to offend despite the warning you had from your earlier investigation and release.’