June 2022

School caretaker admitted to arranging sexual acts with a child

A school caretaker said ‘he should be hung’ after he admitted to arranging sexual acts with a child.

David Wolfe, of Elm Drive, Winkfield, was locked up after also admitting to sending a picture of his genitalia to a 13-year-old girl.

The 63-year-old was arrested after he tried to meet up with the child – who was really an undercover police officer – having brought condoms with him to a park in Windsor in the summer of 2020.

“He comes before the court today as a broken man. He says he has destroyed everything”, defence barrister Mark Kinsey told Reading Crown Court.

“In his view, he should be hung”

Wolfe, who worked as a handyman and a caretaker for Forest Bridge School in Maidenhead, arranged to meet the girl for sex after telling her he was 53 on a fake profile online.

The girl — who was really an undercover police officer — and Wolfe moved the conversation to WhatsApp where he sent her sexualised messages and asked her for intimate images.

They arranged to meet at a park in Windsor when officers ambushed Wolfe. They discovered he had brought condoms with him to the meeting.

Upon seizing his phone, 37 indecent images (ranging from the most severe images to less severe images) were discovered, alongside 50 images of extreme porn involving a horse.

Other sexualised conversations with young children were also found on Wolfe’s phone, Reading Crown Court heard.

“This appears not to have been a one-off incident”, prosecutor Jon Sank said.

Her Honour Judge Real, sentencing, lambasted Wolfe for contacting the girl given the “very significant disparity in age.”

The judge suggested she would have imposed a tougher sentence had the victim been a real 13-year-old girl.

Wolfe was handed a 44-month prison sentence, of which he will serve half in jail before being eligible for release.

He will be named on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.

The 63-year-old did not react as he learned of his fate at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, June 28.