Following a trial which lasted just over a week, a former Frankley community worker has been found guilty of offences of a sexual nature involving a child at Birmingham Crown Court.
A jury found Andrew Ross (60), formerly of Frankley, guilty of five charges including: three counts of Cause/incite a female child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and two counts of sexual assault of a female child under 13.
Andy Ross moved to Frankley in the early 2000s, and became a prominent figure in the local community, some dubbing him “The King of Frankley”. In his role as community worker at Frankley Church Community Project, Ross was very active in the area. Besides working on community development, he contributed to school assemblies, arranged discos, took local children on holidays, established a teenage pregnancy group and young dads’ projects, and took part in BBC WM’s Forgotten Frankley debate back in 2009.
Ross, of Meadowsweet Avenue, Kings Norton, was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Friday 29th June.
**(added Friday 29th June) – Frankley community worker jailed for child sex offences – B31 Voices**
‘King of Frankley’ Andrew Ross guilty of child sex assault – Birmingham Mail