Man guilty of sexual activity with care centre patient

07/03/2013

A 57 year old care worker has today been found guilty at Stafford Crown Court of sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder by a care worker (contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003), with one of the patients in his care at centre in Burton-on-Trent which cares for mentally ill people.

Kaldip Kauldar, who had only worked at the centre for a few weeks, engaged in sexual activity with one of the patients when he was providing one to one care for her on 7th September 2011.

Robin Allen, from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:"Kauldar was placed in a position of substantial trust and was meant to be there to care for the victim instead he took advantage of this and raped her.

"The victim was an extremely vulnerable person and would have been in no position to have consented to any sexual activity and Kauldar is clearly a dangerous individual.

"This case has only been possible with the support of the other care workers who reported the incident and have fully supported the prosecution. Without them this type of shocking behaviour may never have come to light and others could have suffered as a result.

"Today's conviction is one that should reassure the public that with the support of witnesses dangerous people like Kauldar can be prosecuted and prevented from ever having access to vulnerable people.

"I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the prosecution of this case especially those who have stood up in court and given their evidence to convict this man."