Former social worker, Andris Logins, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing children at Beechwood Community Home in Nottingham.
Logins, now aged 57, was found guilty of abusing two girls and two boys following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
The abuse took place over a five-year period between 1980 and 1985 at the care home where he worked.
He was convicted of 17 charges including included four counts of rape, 12 counts of indecent assault and one act of child cruelty.
Logins, who previously denied all charges, is the first carer to be convicted as part of an inquiry into abuse at children’s homes in Nottinghamshire.
Following Logins’ conviction, Alan Rhodes, leader of Nottingham shire County Council, said: “I welcome this lengthy custodial sentence for a man who blatantly betrayed his position of trust with vulnerable children.
“I applaud the victims in this case for their bravery, courage and persistence in helping to bring Logins to justice.
“The outcome in this case is proof that victims will be listened to and believed. The abuse of children in any era is totally unacceptable.“
He had previously pledged to make an unreserved apology to victims if the council was found to have failed to protect children in its care.
Police said the brutal regime at Beechwood Community Home made children too afraid to report abusive staff.
But the courage of the victims in coming forward and the hard work of the police has meant that justice has been served many decades after these events took place.
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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