A woman from Pearland, Texas is being accused of trying to imitate her twin sister, who is autistic, so that she could sexually assault a caregiver hired late last year on Care.com. Spoiler alert, she has no twin sister.
According to local ABC affiliate KRTK, 29-year-old Rachel Childs was arrested earlier this month by the Pearland Police Department, charged with burglary with intent to commit assault and indecent exposure from allegations she engaged in “sexual oriented conduct” with the caretaker. KTRK reported Childs was taken into custody on January 3rd, 2019.
Police report that the incident happened on December 14th, 2018 after Childs hired the caretaker for the nonexistent autistic twin sister.
“She basically went online and solicited care for her special needs sister and left a small bit of instruction to pick up her special needs sister and take her back to the caregiver’s home for a period of time,” Public Information Officer for Pearland Police Department Jason Wells told KRTK.
Childs asked the caretaker to take the fake sister to the worker’s home, where she promised to meet later that day. Childs then went on to pretend to be the autistic sister and engaged in sexually oriented conduct towards the female caretaker, according to investigators.
“Inappropriate contact made during the alleged diaper changes and what not and even the bathing,” said Wells.
Police say the caretaker suspected something wasn’t right with her client, as she showed no behaviors of someone with autism.
When the caretaker found out that Childs was an only child, she contacted the police.
According to KTRK-ABC 13, the company Care.com have shut down Child’s account and blacklisted her from further using their services.
A spokeswoman from Care.com released the following statement:
“This incident is deeply disturbing and it is beyond unfortunate that someone working to provide care for another was subject to this behavior. We are cooperating fully with local law enforcement to provide whatever help we can but because this is an active investigation, we will not comment any further.”
If Childs is convicted, she faces between 5 years and life in prison.
Police say Child’s may have used this same tactic to deceive others, and urge anyone who thinks they may have been duped by the sicko to reach out to Det. C. Arnold at 281-997-4151 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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