Texas Woman Pretends She's Her Autistic Twin to Lure Caregiver Into Sex Trap

A Texas woman allegedly pretended to be her own autistic twin as part of a plan to lure a caregiver to her home for her sexual pleasure. But that plan failed when the caregiver grew suspicious and looked into her background—discovering she had no siblings.

Rachel Childs, 29, solicited a caregiver online under the guise that her autistic sister needed help, according to a release from Pearland Police Department.

Read more: Man who pretended to be porn producer to trick teen girls into sex acts sent to prison

Childs told the female caregiver to pick up her sister from her house but that she would not be present. The unnamed caregiver was then to drop the sister back at Childs' home the following day.

However, after arriving as planned to pick up the sister, the caregiver told police that the woman then engaged in "sexually oriented conduct" at her home, police said.

After conducting her own investigation into Childs, she found out the truth. Childs is an only child. The caregiver reported Childs to Pearland police.

Police believe she was "perpetrating a hoax for sexual gratification and was actually pretending to be autistic."

Childs handed herself in to police on January 3 and she is now out on bail. Police said she is charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault and indecent exposure.

Pearland Police Department reportedly believes there may be other victims of a similar scheme by Childs and urged anyone with information to call Detective C. Arnold at 281-997-4151 or email at Carnold@pearlandtx.gov.

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Rachel Childs, 29, of Pearland, Texas, is accused of luring a caregiver to her home by pretending to be autistic for her own sexual gratification. Pearland PD

Back in November, an Ohio man was sent to prison for 20 years for pretending to be a porn producer and tricking underage girls into performing sex acts on him.

Charles Thomas Barbarotta, 33, of Norwalk pleaded guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor. He persuaded the teenage girls to engage in sex acts with him in December 2016 by falsely claiming they were being shot for his pornograhpic film.

"This case is a cautionary tale for teens and parents alike," U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman told Newsweek at the time.

"For teens, it's a reminder that people are not who they seem to be—particularly on the internet. For parents, it's a reminder that their children's brains are still developing and they may be more gullible than we think. They key is open communication."

This article was updated with information from a police news release.

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