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Former Beechwood Children’s Home Social Worker On Trial for Alleged Abuse

A former social care worker at a Nottinghamshire children’s home is currently on trial facing allegations of child sex abuse.

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57-year-old Andris Logins is alleged to have carried out the abuse during the 1980s at the Beechwood Community Home in Mapperley.

Logins, who denies all charges, is charged with child sex offences relating to two girls and one boy. He is alleged to have raped the two girls and has also been charged with a child cruelty offence in relation to a second boy.

Allegations of a Gross Abuse of Trust

The court heard how the alleged victims of Logins were too afraid to complain because of the “brutal” atmosphere within Beechwood.

Prosecutor Mary Prior told the court how Logins would gain the trust of his alleged victims, befriending them first before abusing them. She also told the court how Logins allegedly abused a boy at the home about 10 times, making the boy – who was under 16 at the time – perform indecent acts on him.

The police became involved in 2013 when one of Logins’ alleged victims came forward.

The trial of Andris Logins continues at Nottingham Crown Court.

As part of the national child abuse inquiry, Justice Lowell Goddard is investigating abuse at care homes in Nottinghamshire.

Hywel Thomas is a personal injury solicitor specialising in abuse claims at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

Slater and Gordon’s specialist team of abuse solicitors are currently representing over 800 survivors of abuse, many of whom were abused at children’s homes and other institutions.

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