Deviant pervert rang maternity unit claiming he had raped babies and child

A drunk man with an unusual mental health condition made shocking phone calls to a maternity unit and mental health helplines, claiming had raped children and babies.

Richard Ord, 44, left some of the women who spoke to him feeling distressed. A few of them called the police. But Ord, who was drunk when he made the calls and would only ever speak to females, has a mental health condition that means he gains sexual gratification from his sick claims.

One woman told police that she thought he was carrying out a sex act during the call. Ord told another worker that he was abusing a child as they spoke.

Teesside Crown Court heard that Ord's claims were all a fantasy and that he has never sexually abused a child. A psychiatrist has diagnosed him with 'paraphilic telephone scatologia' and found that he derives sexual pleasure from making his child abuse claims to shocked females.

When male employees answered the phone, Ord didn't speak or he hung up and called back until a female answered. On Friday, he stood in the dock as Matthew Espley, prosecuting, listed the calls made by Ord:

  • On 21 March, 2023, Ord rang a midwife at The Royal Oldham Hospital. He called himself "Steve" and said he had got his underage girlfriend pregnant. Ord told the nurse that he had had a previous relationship with a 12 year old who had also fallen pregnant. He claimed he has four daughters who he has sex with and that he is attracted to children. The midwife said she was shocked but thought "Steve was drunk."

  • In April last year Ord made three calls to a female unit co-ordinator at Wythenshaw Hospital. Calling himself "Steve Cooper" he said was in a relationship with his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter.

  • On May 22, 2023, Ord called a midwife at Manchester's St. Mary's Hospital. He said his girlfriend "is a lot under 12" and that she is 12 weeks pregnant. "Steve" said he was 25, but the midwife suspected he was older. He asked the woman to refer to his girlfriend as "Little S" and asked if he could carry on having sex with her. He said he had raped her 15 times. The midwife said she suspected Ord was performing a sex act on himself during the call.

  • On the same day, Ord called the Greater Manchester Health Helpline. He claimed his 9-year-old partner was pregnant and that he "enjoys" abusing her. Ord told the assistant psychologist who answered his call, that he "hoped she had a baby girl" so he could carry out abuse on her too." Calling himself "Steve Cooper," Ord said he has sex with babies and toddlers; and with 30 to 40 girls aged under 12. He said that he used to work as a porter in a maternity unit and abused a baby.

  • Hours later, Ord called St. Mary's Hospital in Manchester to say that he has sex with his girlfriend who is a child.

  • On May 28, Ord called the emergency landline of the maternity unit at St. Mary's Hospital, to say he had raped his girlfriend last night, and asked if young girls can give birth "without any problems."

  • On August 17, using the name "Steve Cooper" Ord told an NHS mental health support worker that his underage girlfriend was 12-weeks pregnant.

  • On October 25, Ord called Middlesbrough Council's crisis line to say he was homeless and asked for the number for "Stop It Now" - which is a service for people concerned about child sex abuse. He called back, but didn't speak when a male worker answered. He called later to say he was attacking a girl in the doorway of some flats.

Mr Epsley told the court: "It may be that whatever the paraphilia is - staying off the cider will really help," adding that two large bottles of cider were found next to Ord's chair, when police searched his Guisborough flat.

Ord, of Stakesby Close in Guisborough, pleaded guilty to eight counts of making malicious communications. He has previous convictions for making similar claims in 2017 and 2020.

He was jailed in August 2017 for making disturbing calls to Childline; and again in November 2017, after he told the charity that he had had sex with a young pregnant girl.

Simon Walker, mitigating, told the court that Ord's needs are "complex" and that in addition to his "paraphilia" diagnosis, he also suffers from psychosis.

"He's desperate for help" Mr Walker said, "he has a diagnosis which requires treatment. The drinking is a coping strategy."

Judge Howard Crowson told Ord that the calls he had made "caused upset to the people listening - you know that. You haven't harmed a child, but because of your condition, you get sexual pleasure from claiming you have harmed a child. Dr. Thacker has found that you get sexual gratification from making obscene phone calls. Your solicitor says you hear voices and have psychosis.

"The type of care Dr. Thacker mentions you need, is available in prison. I must make some reduction in your culpability. There's a lower level of blame attached to you, than if you didn't have this health condition."

Ord was jailed for 12 months. He was made the subject of a two-year criminal behaviour order, banning him from phoning any health trust or emergency service to make a false claim.