Ex-coach jailed for drug rape attempt on girl, 12

A former girls’ football team coach has been jailed for six years for spiking a girl’s drink with a drug during a day trip to a theme park.

Michael Andresen, 36, of Barry, took the 12-year-old girl to Thorpe Park in Surrey and put Rohypnol in her drink. The girl, who was not a member of the football team, fell ill after noticing a “funny taste”, Cardiff Crown Court heard.  He admitted administering drugs with intent and possessing indecent images.

The court heard Andresen abandoned the plan to attack the girl when she fell ill, as he feared she might be seriously hurt.  The girl was left semi-conscious and spent 24 hours in hospital and was left “shaken and shocked” by the incident.  The girl’s family contacted the police, who examined Andresen’s computer at his home in Maes-yr-Ysgol, Barry, and found 633 images of child pornography, including some at levels four and five, the most serious categories.

‘Deviant’

The court heard he had performed internet searches under headings including “Lolita”, “jailbait”, “kiddie sex”, “child prostitutes” and “schoolgirl fun”.  Andresen told the court he was a paedophile who found sexual gratification from watching children.  Judge Stephen Hopkins QC told Andresen: “You developed a deviant and perverted interest in child pornography and you attempted to put that deviant and perverted interest into practice.

“You were waiting for the opportunity to drug someone so you could have sex with them.  “You intended to commit a serious sexual attack on that stupefied girl.  “Fortunately that didn’t happen because she became unwell as quickly as she did.”

Judge Hopkins added: “What people like you with your deviant interests find stimulating, exciting or sexually moving, any normal person would find nauseating, sickening and upsetting.

“You’re not only dangerous, you’re evil.”

Andresen was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.

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