July 2013

Jail for paedophile who claimed he took Viagra, fell asleep and was raped by teenage girl


A pervert in his 50s who got an under-age girl pregnant claimed she raped him as he lay unconscious after taking a cocktail of cocaine, alcohol and Viagra.

Stephen Farrington, from 
Cambridge, was jailed for four-and-a-half years for grooming and having sex with the teenager, who went on to give birth to their child.

The 53-year-old claimed he was unconscious or deeply asleep 
after taking a cocktail of drugs – including the sexual performance stimulant – when she had sex with him without his knowledge at a party.

He said he only knew about it when she told him the following morning.

But the jury did not believe his account and he was found guilty at Cambridge Crown Court of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

After the hearing a person 
previously close to Farrington told the News the sentence was not long enough.

She added: “That baby has got to live her life and eventually they will have to tell her where she came from and that she was a rape baby.”

Farrington, of St Thomas’ Square, Coleridge, was made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order indefinitely.

The order means he is banned from unsupervised contact with children, and must sign the sexual offenders’ register for life.

The baby was taken into care in June last year.

Det Con Natalie Marriott, investigating officer, said: “Farrington exploited this young girl’s vulnerability and his actions will affect her for the rest of her life.

“He manipulated the girl to satisfy his own desires then tried to get away with his offending by concocting a story that it was she who had assaulted him.

“He is a dangerous individual and we are pleased he has been brought to justice and is now 
behind bars.”