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- Paul Waites persecuted underage girls in a “rape and sexual abuse campaign.”
- The former teacher was found guilty of sexual assault on a 15-year-old girl in 2005
- Waites was sentenced to life imprisonment after a trial in Leeds Crown Court
- The judge said Waites “cynically treated and exploited a vulnerable girl before she was raped.”
A depraved model and former teacher was sentenced to life in prison 15 years ago for raping a student.
In the mid-2000s, 48-year-old Paul Waites persecuted underage girls in a “campaign of rape and s*xual abuse,” a court heard.
After a trial at Leeds Crown Court, the perpetrator was convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl in 2005.
This is the third time the former teacher has been convicted of serious s*xual offenses. In 2015, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for s*xually abusing and raping a 12-year-old girl he cared for online.
Model and ex-teacher, 48, is sentenced to life in prison for raping schoolgirl 15 years ago https://t.co/SsCJxSwHUO
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) December 21, 2020
A judge who sentenced Waites on Friday said he could never be released from prison because of the grave danger he poses to girls.
The jury heard that Waites, of Leeds, was 30 years old when he committed the crime.
Waites managed to gain the trust of a girl after telling her that she was a model and used it to gain access to her friends.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was one of the girl’s friends, the court said.
He described how Waites first appeared as “really kind, sincere, charming, caring, loving, and romantic.”
Messages were sent online for months before meeting, the court heard.
Waites once pulled the girl out of her school and into her Leeds apartment of hers, where he raped her.
The court heard that the victim was crying and in pain during the attack.
She asked him to stop, but he continued to abuse her before taking her home, the court heard. The girl did not tell anyone about her ordeal and her accident “for many, many years.”
She told the court how Waite’s attack damaged her life, leading to the failure of her marriage and her inability to trust people.
The woman said: “Before that day she was a happy and confident girl, but everything changed overnight. I don’t trust people anymore and would guess someone’s intentions if they wanted to date me.
“The images of what Paul Waites did are forever etched in my brain. I wonder what it would be like now if I had never been to Leeds that day.
“Would you be happier now?” Wouldn’t you take medicine for depression and anxiety? I will never know ‘
“Going to the police and reporting this crime has cost me and my children high personal costs.
“It was three years before he heard my voice in court, and during that time my life changed again when my marriage fell apart.
“I think if I reported this to someone as a child, I could go back in time and talk to myself at 14 and hold her, tell her it’s not her fault, help them report it to the police. But I can’t.”
He added: “Hopefully the sentence will shed some light on this wicked predatory pedophile and help his other victims find the strength to speak up.”
Waites was first arrested for possessing 600 naughty photos of children after being stabbed online by police.
Later, police found videos on his cell phone showing him sleeping with four girls, ages 13 to 15, who have never been identified.
The 2005 rape victim finally broke her silence and contacted the police after reading the media about Waites’ conviction and conviction for rape.
Convicted judge Tom Bayliss QC told Waites that he considered him a “very dangerous man.”
He said: “He has shown an alarming lack of intuition. You said as proof that you were not sexually attracted to young girls.
“Nothing could be further from the truth. You were, Mr. Waites, an extremely manipulative and predatory pedophile.”
Detective Inspector Vicky Alexander said: “Waites cynically treated and exploited a vulnerable young woman before luring her to her Leeds apartment and raping her.
“He is a sexual predator whose pattern of name calling has been shown to pose a significant threat to girls.
“We hope that the victim can be calm knowing that he now has to answer for his actions, and we hope that the entire community is calm.”