June 2016

Jailed: ‘Dangerous’ Telford predator gets 10 years for rape and sexual activity with child


A Telford predator with a “violent sexual nature” has been jailed for 10 years after a string of historical sexual offences stretching back over 30 years.

Timothy Wake, 49, was arrested in 2012 after an historical complaint had been received of rape. An investigation began and a number of complaints from women in the Telford area led to Wake being charged with a series of sexual offences.

The complaints spanned more than 30 years when Wake began targeting young school girls dressed in uniform for sex outside a Telford school from 1984. His offending and targeting of vulnerable victims continued throughout his adult life.

During the course of the investigation further victims were identified, showing his predatory and violent sexual nature.

He was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Monday for rape, threats to kill and sexual activity with a child.

He was given 10 years with an extended license period of eight years in order to further protect the public.

He has been ordered to serve two thirds of his sentence before he is eligible to apply for parole and will remain on the Sex Offenders register for life.

Judge Eades described Wake as a highly sexed unreformed individual who had no sexual restraint.

He said he viewed every female that he came in to contact with as a potential sexual partner and was incapable of control.

He was described as a danger to the public and that females in his reach were at risk of sexual harm and that he would continue to commit further offences if not stopped.

Judge Eades added: His actions have left psychological long term damage on these females who were brave enough to speak with the Police.

DC Letitia Suarez of West Mercia Police said: “I would like to commend the bravery of the victims for coming forward. Their support has helped us to ensure that Wake is no longer free to commit further offences and will face justice for his actions.”