Youth worker jailed for raping vulnerable 13-year-old girl

A youth worker has been jailed for 15 years for raping a highly vulnerable 13-year-old girl with learning difficulties

Andrew Faulds raped a vulnerable 13-year-old girl

Andrew Faulds, 40, of Greenford, was caught after making a video of the rape that then led to his arrest.

He pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court on 24 March 2014 to two counts of oral rape and was sentenced on 4th November 2014.

On 24th September 2014, Faulds was charged with further offences of possessing and distributing indecent images and sexual activity in the presence of a child under 13.

Detectives believe he may have committed yet more offences and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Faulds had previously worked as a learning mentor for the Ealing tuition service based in Southall, as a youth worker at Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and for Ealing council’s play service. He frequented the Southall, Hayes and Greenford areas.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Emma Macdonald, of the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “Faulds has proven himself to be a predatory paedophile who took advantage in the most despicable way of a young girl with learning difficulties.

“He has an unnatural interest in children that he fuelled by accessing hundreds of indecent images and interacting with other paedophiles online.”

Detective Constable Macdonald said Faulds’ “substantial jail term” will “thankfully putting him out of reach of other children.”

“We believe these offences were not his first and would appeal for any other victims to approach us in confidence,” Detective Constable Macdonald said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 020 8246 1901 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.