August 2023

Paedophile tried to rape young girl who reenacted attack to police with dolls

A paedophile attempted to rape a girl under the age of 10 in a sickening attack which she reenacted to police by using dolls.

He went onto to grope a teenage girl after trying to convince her to send naked photos of herself.

Adrian Offer, 36, of Cardiff, was discovered after his youngest victim told her mother about the attack, which left her in pain and crying. When confronted, the defendant lied about committing the offence and blamed one of the victim’s family members but he was disproved by a jury who found him guilty.

A sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Wednesday heard attempted to rape his first victim by forcing her to straddle him, but he was unable to do so. He then sexually assaulted her.

When the victim told her mother, she described another incident when Offer sexually assaulted her. The police were called but the defendant denied the accusations.

It later came to light that Offer had sexually assaulted a teenage girl after she told her teacher he had groped her breasts. He also send her messages in which he tried to encourage her to send naked photos of herself, but she refused to do so.

Offer, of Kirkwall Court, Tremorfa, denied a count of attempted rape of a minor, two counts of sexual assault and sexual communication with a child, but he was found guilty of the charges following a trial at Cardiff Crown Court. The court heard he had previous convictions but none of them were relevant.

In a victim personal statement read to the court, the young victim’s mother described how her daughter was seeking reassurance from staff members at her school, and will have days when she isolates herself from friends. It is was also said she had been reenacting what had happened to her with dolls, like she did in her police interview. The victim’s mother said her daughter’s behaviour had worsened, her routine and schooling had been disrupted.

She added: “I have been affected by this and so has my family. My mental health has suffered, I have been prescribed anti-depressants and I am unable to sleep…. I feel guilty I never knew what was happening and feel disgusted (Offer) did that. I just hope (my daughter) can forget about what has happened.”

In her victim personal statement, the second victim said: “I feel safe now Offer has been arrested… My school has told my mother my behaviour has changed. I am not sure how it has made me feel. I don’t like school as much as I used to and I go to my room and don’t stay downstairs anymore.”

Sentencing, Judge Lucy Crowther said: “This was brazen and persistent offending against two children…. Probation has said you are at high risk of committing further sexual offences against female young children. I am quite satisfied you are a dangerous offender and pose serious risk of harm to female children.”

Offer was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with an extended licence period of four years. He will serve two thirds of the custodial sentence before he is considered for parole, and was made subject to sex offender notification requirements for life.