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Delivery driver, 53, hid his secret rapist past to start affair

Delivery driver, 53, hid his secret rapist past to start affair with woman after dropping off clothes parcel at her home

  • ‘Predator’ Andrew Hodgson flirted with woman while using a different name
  • He soon moved into her home in North Wales, but never revealed his sordid past
  • Hodgson, who was calling himself Mark, was sent to prison for rape 20 years ago 
  • He was found out after he failed to tell police that he was going by a fake name 
  • He was jailed for 30 months after admitting to breaching a sexual offences order

A delivery driver has been jailed for 30 months after he hid his secret rapist past to start an affair with a woman after dropping off a clothes parcel at her home. 

Andrew Hodgson, 53, was jailed in 2000 after he was convicted of rape. 

The courier, described as a ‘predator,’ in court, struck up a romance with a customer after dropping off a parcel at her home in North Wales.

Using her number on the delivery details, the rapist started to send flirtatious messages, calling himself ‘Mark’. 

Within six months Hodgson had moved in with the woman, who had fallen for him without knowing about his criminal past. 

Andrew Hodgson managed to move in with another woman without ever revealing his real name or his conviction for rape in 2000

Prosecutor Sarah Badrawy said: ‘Hodgson visited the woman’s home with a parcel and her phone number was included as part of the delivery note.’

Ms Badrawy said Hodgson began to send ‘flirtatious’ messages to the woman and moved in with her six months after delivering her package.

When the woman found out he was using a fake first name of Mark, Hodgson told her it was because he’d been married and wanted to make ‘a fresh start’.

Caernarfon Crown Court heard Hodgson told the woman he wanted to watch her have sex with other men but she refused.

And when the woman asked him if he any criminal convictions Hodgson hid the fact he’d been jailed for seven years and nine months for rape 20 years ago.

Hodgson’s hidden past was uncovered after he breached his sex offender’s order by not telling cops he was using the fake name.

Mr Badrawy said: ‘He told the police of the change of address but not the alias he was using.

‘The matters came to light when social workers and officers began to check the address.’

The court heard Hodgson had previously breached his sex offenders order by trying to meet women on dating websites.

Caernarfon Crown Court heard Hodgson told the woman he wanted to watch her have sex with other men but she refused

Hodgson, of Llandudno Junction, North Wales, admitted breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

Andrew Green, defending, said Hodgson had previously complied with the order for a long time.

He said: ‘There are some worrying aspects but no harm occurred and he is not charged with any sexual offences.’

Hodgson was jailed for 30 months.

Judge Nicola Jones said: ‘You tried to paint yourself as the victim but I am satisfied you acted in a predatory manner.

‘This is so serious only an immediate custodial sentence is appropriate. The aggravating features outweigh the mitigation by some distance.’

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