May 2022

Paedophile primary school teacher, 35, abused girl, 13

A teacher and father-of-two who repeatedly molested a teenage girl while working at a primary school has been banned from teaching for life.

Andrew Oldfield was convicted of four counts of sexual activity with a child in 2020 and is currently serving a four-year prison sentence for his crimes. 

The 35-year-old was a teacher at Horn’s Mill Primary School in Helsby, Frodsham just outside Chester, from 2018.

It was during his time at the school that he repeatedly had sexual intercourse with his victim, a girl between the ages of 13 and 17. The girl did not go to Horn’s Mill School.

Oldfield messaged the girl about the sordid abuse and his plans to do it again on WhatsApp.

He was caught out after his victim’s mother found messages from Oldfield on the lockscreen of her daughter’s phone, where he was urging the girl to delete his messages.

David Watson, prosecuting at Liverpool Crown Court on 23 October 2020, said the woman confronted Oldfield, who at first told an elaborate lie in an attempt to fool her.

Mr Watson said the mother wasn’t satisfied and managed to access her daughter’s phone by guessing the PIN.

He said she was so concerned by the ‘intimate’ messages she read that she woke up her sleeping daughter and questioned her about them.

The girl became very upset and, while maintaining that nothing had happened, asked her mother to promise that she wouldn’t call the police.

However, the woman later challenged Oldfield, who initially said his behaviour may have gone ‘over the line’, but denied any sexual activity.

He attended Widnes police station the following day, when he confessed that he had been kissing, cuddling and touching the child, but denied having sexual intercourse with her.

Oldfield later confessed to having sexual intercourse with the child. The court heard that Oldfield took the girl’s virginity and didn’t use a condom.

Mr Watson added that the girl sometimes felt ’empty and numb’ since the abuse

Oldfield, formerly from Widnes, has now been banned from ever teaching children in any setting ever again.