|'Predatory Paedophile' Who Raped Highly Vulnerable Teen Jailed|
Ealing man who worked in positions of trust may have committed more offences
Police say a Greenford youth worker who raped a highly vulnerable 13-year-old girl with learning difficulties may have committed more offences and are urging other victims to get in contact.
Andrew Faulds, 40, has been jailed for 15 years after videoing the rape at his former home in Southall.
The police investigation was initially launched after an indecent video was seized in Canada. The recording had been made on Saturday, 26 March 2011 on a mobile phone on an Southall estate.
The information was sent to the Met Police by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and enquiries identified the victim as a girl with severe learning difficulties - further work then led to Faulds.
Faulds previously pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court on Monday, 24 March 2014 to two counts of oral rape.
On Wednesday, 24, September, he was charged with further offences of possessing and distributing indecent images and sexual activity in the presence of a child under 13.
Following his initial guilty plea further information came to light that Faulds owned hundreds of indecent images of children, on his laptop and mobile phone.
The matters were investigated and Faulds charged with more offences.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced on all counts to a total of 15 years.
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.
Detectives believe he may have committed more offences and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
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.
"This case demonstrates the world-wide commitment to tackling child abuse and paedophilia and I am pleased this process has led to Faulds' conviction. He has been sentenced to a substantial jail term, 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."
Anyone with information is asked to contact 020 8246 1901 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
5th November 2014