TO the outside world he was a driver ferrying the elderly to hospital and disabled teenagers to college.

But behind closed doors, he held a child in an abusive grip which she is still struggling to come to terms with.

Despite his caring day job, Paul Saunders repeatedly targeted the vulnerable girl during a three-year period.

The 47-year-old, of Furlong Close, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, was jailed for five years earlier this year after admitting four counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child, making indecent images of a child and two counts of sexual assault.

His crimes were only discovered after the victim’s mother discovered indecent images of her daughter which were taken by Saunders.

The teenager in the photographs, who is now an adult but has been left traumatised by the abuse she suffered, said: “I feel like dirt. He makes me sick.

“I want him to pay. He should die. I hate him.

“I just want to get on with my life knowing that he will never be around here ever again.”

Describing the moment she found the images, the victim’s mother said: “I went barmy, to say the least.

“I’m sickened and disgusted by it.”

She added she had known Saunders for several years and said: “He thought he was the big man and made people afraid of him.

“He was a bully who wouldn’t stand up to a bloke but would to a female and kids.”

Saunders worked as an ambulance driver for elderly people and drove mentally and physically disabled teenagers to college, but led a different life in private.

He was also jailed for eight weeks for benefit fraud in May.

The victim’s mother said: “I want people to see what he’s really like,” adding: “I do have friends that are men, but I will not trust them.

“I’ve never hated as much as I do now.”

The victim’s sister said: “Five years is not long enough.

“People who do that to children should spend the rest of their life in prison — they will never change.

“We have to live with it every day.”

She said of her sister: “She cannot talk about it.

“She tries to block it out, hoping she’ll forget it but she never will.”