Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Former care worker jailed for six years

"A FORMER council care worker has been jailed for six years after committing a catalogue of rape and sexual abuse against vulnerable youngsters being looked after by a local authority."

"Gordon Collins abused his position to groom troubled children before molesting them at two children’s units in Edinburgh over an 11-year period from 1995."

"Collins, 59, of Wolsley Avenue, Bonnyrigg, in Midlothian, was finally brought to justice after a police cold case review sought out former residents in the homes."

"A judge told him: `You have been convicted by the jury of an appalling course of criminal conduct consisting of predatory sexual abuse of four young girls in your care`."

"Lady Wise pointed out that Collins had singled out victims for treats, outings or attention before exploiting them."

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