Youth worker was intimate with schoolgirl, knowing she was 15
September 25, 2008
A youth worker who preyed on a schoolgirl after she rowed with her parents has been spared jail.
Alexander Rosier, who was employed by Wokingham Youth Centre in Reading Road, took advantage of the 15-year-old at his parents’ home after they exchanged sexually suggestive text messages, a judge was told.
Rosier, 21, met the girl on August 5 last year when she claimed her father hit her during a row, Reading Crown Court heard.
A friend of Rosier then collected the victim and dropped the pair at Rosier’s home in Woosehill Lane, Wokingham.
Lesley Bates, prosecuting, said Rosier had spoken to the girl’s concerned parents after she had run away from home and assured them he would drop her at a friend’s house, but refused to reveal which friend.
“They waited outside at his parents’ home until the lights went out. She said she thought it was strange but he said his mother was happy for him to see girls, but was not happy for him to bring them home if they were not in a proper relationship.”
The court heard the pair entered the house and after watching a film, they began to kiss each other.
“Later on, in the defendant’s bedroom, the victim said things got out of hand,” said Ms Bates. “He put his hands down her shorts and touched her [intimately]. She said initially it was okay, but later it hurt her.”
The court was told the girl stayed in Rosier’s bed overnight but when she went home the next day, told her parents she had slept in a park.
However, her sceptical father became suspicious and upon questioning her further, discovered the truth and called the police.
Jan Davies, defending, said Rosier accepted he was fully aware of the girl’s age when he took her to bed and he was immediately suspended from the youth club, where the girl was not a member.
Sentencing Rosier to a supervision order for three years for engaging in sexual activity with a child, Judge Nicholas Wood described the case as a serious matter.
The judge also disqualified Rosier from working with children and ordered him to sign on to the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.
- Read Wokingham Borough Council's reaction to the trial in this week's Wokingham Times.