December 2017

Pervert social worker jailed for 40 months for abusing girls at Derby care home

A social worker who “abused his position of trust” to indecently assault underage girls at a Derby children’s care home has been jailed for 40 months.

Andrew Wilson sexually abused two girls at Moorfields Children’s Centre in Sinfin in the 1980.

His four-week trial heard how the 62-year-old touched and kissed their breasts and, in one case engaging in sexual activity “five or six times”.

But when allegations of sexual impropriety began to surface against him, they were “swept under the carpet” by Derbyshire County Council who paid him £5,000 to leave.

One of his victims, whose identity is protected by law, said: “I did not do anything to stop it because I was afraid. He was in a position of authority and was an aggressive man.

“I couldn’t say anything, I was confused and scared. I was scared of any retributions if I spoke out. I was scared that no-one would believe me.”

Wilson, now of Baslow Road, Bakewell, worked as a social worker at Moorfields, in Sinfin Lane, in the 1970s and 1980s.

He then moved on to work at Queensferry Children’s Home, also in Derby, in the ’80s.

He was found guilty of six counts of indecent assault following a trial in November.

November 2017

Former social worker from Peak District found guilty of sexually abusing children

A 62-year-old man from a popular Peak District tourist village has been found guilty of six charges of historic child sexual abuse.

Derbyshire Police said Andrew Wilson, of Baslow Road, Bakewell, was originally charged with nine offences of sexual assault against three girls who were all under the age of 16 at the time.

The offences he was found guilty of took place between 1977 and 1985 at Moorfields Assessment Centre in Sinfin, Derby, where he was employed as a social worker at the time.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “A Bakewell man has today been found guilty of six charges relating to sexually abusing children between 1977 and 1985.

“He has been remanded is prison custody and will be sentenced on December 14 at Derby Crown Court.”