February 2021

First picture of Uxbridge paedophile jailed for sexually abusing 13-year-old

An man who groomed a girl online before meeting her for sex in Uxbridge has been jailed for 22 sex offences.

Alex Cadwell, 21, was arrested on Friday August 30, 2019 following a report of a rape involving a 13-year-old girl in a toilet on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Cadwell, who appeared in court via video link, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment with a five year extension period at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, January 29.

The Greenacres Avenue resident was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

Cadwell had groomed the victim online for a month and had encouraged them to commit sexual acts before meeting in real life.

Police said the rape took place in the toilets to the rear of the British Legion on Hollyhedge Road, Cobham.

Cadwell was identified, arrested and interviewed.

His digital devices were seized and further enquiries revealed extensive online grooming of the victim, together with other offences involving other victims.

He was charged and following a trial in November, was found guilty of 22 sexual offences including two counts of sexual activity with a child, making indecent images of a child, inciting a child to commit sexual acts and causing a child to watch a sexual act.

Cadwell will be subject to a strict Sexual Harm Prevention Order on his release.

November 2020

Uxbridge paedophile groomed girl, 13, before abusing her in toilets behind Cobham British Legion

A jury in the trial of a sex offender who groomed a teenage girl online before abusing her in real life has returned their verdict.

Alex Cadwell, 21, has been found guilty of sexual activity with a child and other sexual offences following a two-week trial at Kingston Crown Court.

Cadwell, of Greenacres Avenue in Uxbridge, was arrested on August 30 after an allegation of rape involving a 13-year-old girl was reported to police.

The report was made on August 24 last year and related to an incident which took place in the toilets to the rear of the British Legion on Hollyhedge Road, Cobham.

Surrey Police identified Cadwell, which led to his arrest and interview, as well as the seizure of his digital devices.

Over the period of a month, Cadwell had groomed the girl online, inciting her to commit sexual acts before meeting in real life – it was then the sexual activity took place.

The investigation revealed extensive online grooming of the victim, together with other offences involving other victims.

Cadwell was charged and on October 18 last year and remanded in custody until his trial.

He appeared at court on Monday (November 30) where he was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity and meeting a child following sexual grooming.

He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sexual communication with a child, three counts of making indecent images of children (Categories A, B and C) and two counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act.

He will appear at Kingston Crown Court on January 22, 2021 to be sentenced