Woman allegedly invents twin sister with autism to sexually assault caregiver

Rachel Childs reportedly masqueraded as a nonexistent twin sister with autism as part of a hoax. (Photo: Pearland Police)

A woman from Pearland, Texas, allegedly pretended to be her nonexistent twin sister with autism to sexually assault a caregiver, according to the Pearland Police Department.

KHOU 11 reports that Rachel Childs, 29, has been charged with intent to commit assault, indecent exposure and burglary — and police fear that her recent caregiver may not have been the only victim.

In a news release, the Pearland Police Department reports that Childs solicited a caregiver to take care of a made-up twin sister who, she claimed, had autism. Childs asked the caregiver to take her “sister” to the worker’s home, saying she would come back later to pick her up.

The caregiver became suspicious when the “sister” attempted to engage in “sexually oriented conduct,” since the behavior did not reflect that of a person who has autism. The caregiver looked into Childs’s background and found that she is an only child — not a twin. The caregiver quickly reported Childs to authorities.

Police fear that Childs may have attempted to deceive others with the same hoax. They’re asking anyone who came into contact with Childs to reach out to Detective C. Arnold at 281-997-4151 or email Carnold@pearlandtx.gov.

The Pearland Police Department did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.

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