April 2017

Former school worker from Kenton jailed for child sex offences

A former school worker has been jailed for 17 years over a string of sex offences committed against two underage girls.

Stephen Thomas, 30, of Sedgecombe Avenue, began a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, from Hounslow, back in January 2015.

The girl’s father grew suspicious after spotting messages on her Facebook account and eventually caught Thomas assaulting her on June 8 of the same year.

Thomas was arrested that day and bailed pending further enquiries.

During the course of the investigation it was reported that Thomas previously had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl who was a pupil at the Hounslow school where he worked in 2008.

He was no longer working there when he began assaulting his most recent victim.

Following a two-week trial, Thomas was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of rape and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity with a child in relation to the most recent victim.

He was also convicted of a further two counts of sexual activity with a child relating to the 2008 relationship at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday January 20.

Thomas was today jailed for 17 years at the same court.