A man who sexually assaulted four young girls near Geelong paid one of his victim’s $10 to ensure she didn’t tell her mum.
Edmund Akkary admitted abusing his victims who were aged 12 to 17 between 2014 and 2017.
For one victim the abuse started with Akkary sending her explicit texts before it escalated in 2013.
Edmund Akkary admitted abusing his victims who were aged 12 to 17 between 2014 and 2017 (stock image)
The now 33-year-old attempted to grab the victim’s breast but she turned away and said she’d get out of the car if he tried again.
‘He gave her $10 so she would not tell her mother what happened,’ a prosecution summary reads.
Akkary later in 2016 he tried to bribe the same victim with a computer game if she would ‘jerk him off’ before he gave her $20 and told her they would ‘do things later that day’.
He also orally penetrated one of his victim’s and forced another to touch his penis.
One of his young victim’s told the court she lived with nightmares and flashbacks from the abuse.
‘Some nights I can’t sleep the whole night because my nightmares wake me up or worse, I can’t fall asleep because the flashbacks won’t let me,’ she told Victorian County Court Judge Frances Hogan on Tuesday.
‘It’s not fair to live this way. No one should have to live this way,’ she said.
Akkary admitted to seven charges including four counts of indecent act with or in the presence of a child, grooming for sexual conduct and sexual assault of a child under 16.
Edmund Akkary appeared in County Court of Victoria (pictured) and will be sentenced at a later date
His lawyer Carlin Grant said the offending was horrific.
‘The complainants were very young and vulnerable and the offending is horrific and appalling,’ he said.
But his client had a difficult life, had a mild intellectual disability, major depressive disorder and spinal issues that left him in need of a wheelchair or walking frame.
It was also the first time in custody and while a jail sentence was warranted, a lower than normal non-parole period should be considered, Mr Grant argued.
Akkary will be sentenced at a later date.