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Logins carried out the crimes at Beechwood Home, where Melanie Shaw was abused.

Police in Nottinghamshire urge abuse victims to come forward (but not if you are Melanie Shaw).

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Former social worker found guilty of historic sexual abuse

A former social worker at a children’s home in Nottingham has been found guilty of sexual offences dating back to the 1980s.

Andris Logins, 57, has been found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and 4 counts of rape.

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Council ‘unreservedly’ apologises to Logins victims

Nottinghamshire County Council has “unreservedly” apologised to victims of the social worker, Andris Logins, who abused children while employed at a children’s home.

Council logo
Council logo Credit: Nottinghamshire County Council

The 57-year-old was jailed for 20 years yesterday after being found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and 4 counts of rape at the former Beechwood Children’s home in the 1980s, which has since been demolished.

The county council leader had said in November that he would apologise if the council was found to have failed to protect children in its care.

Today, Cllr Alan Rhodes said, “That moment has now arrived”.

To the victims and their families, I wholeheartedly and unreservedly apologise when, as a council, we fail in our duty of care to protect you.

I want to pay tribute to the bravery, courage and persistence of those victims who at last have seen justice prevail with a lengthy custodial sentence for a man who betrayed his position of trust.

It was our role to keep children safe and we clearly didn’t, which is a deep source of regret.

These offences took place more than 30 years ago and it is important to assure people that residential children’s homes of the 1980s bear no resemblance to those of today.

The Goddard Inquiry will further examine the scale and nature of historic child sexual abuse in Nottinghamshire and we will cooperate fully with this inquiry and ongoing police investigations.

– CLLR ALAN RHODES, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL LEADER

Council statement after former social worker is jailed

Nottinghamshire County Council has released a statement after a former social worker was sentenced to 20 years in prison for historic sexual offences.

Andris Logins
Andris Logins Credit: ITV News Central

57-year-old Andris Logins carried out the abuse while employed at the former Beechwood children’s home in Nottingham.

On behalf of this Council, 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. I pledged last November to make an unreserved apology to victims if this Council was found to have failed to protect children in its care. Tomorrow at a meeting of our Full Council, I will fulfil that promise.”

– NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL LEADER COUN ALAN RHODES

Logins judge: ‘Safe haven was in fact home from hell’

The judge in the Andris Logins trial has passed her final remarks in the case during sentencing.
The judge in the Andris Logins trial has passed her final remarks in the case during sentencing. Credit: ITV News Central

The judge in the Andris Logins trial has passed her final remarks in the case during sentencing.

The 57-year-old has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after previously being found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and 4 counts of rape at a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

Your style was to take advantage of the helpless situation in which these children found themselves. You befriended them, groomed them & then sexually abused them. What should have been a safe haven was in fact a home from hell.”

– JUDGE IN ANDRIS LOGINS TRIAL

Former social worker jailed for 20yrs for historic sexual abuse

A former social worker has been jailed for 20years for historic sexual abuse that was carried out while employed at a children’s home in Nottingham.

Andris Logins has been jailed for 20 years
Andris Logins has been jailed for 20 years Credit: ITV News Central

57-year-old Andris Logins,of Stiles Road in Arnold, had been found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and 4 counts of rape at a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

In court prosecutor Mary Prior read out transcripts of the victim impact statements.

She told the judge Logins victims had had their self-esteem shattered, still suffered from nightmares, some had self-harmed, & some had drink problems.

She added that one of the victims had also taken an overdose last year.

Report: Former social worker convicted of sex offences

A former social worker has been found guilty of carrying out a string of sex attacks at a children’s home in Nottingham.

The jury at Nottingham Crown Court unanimously found Andris Logins guilty of 13 charges of indecent assault and four charges of rape at the former Beechwood children’s home.

Today the judge told him he’s facing a lengthy jail sentence.

As Phil Brewster reports.

Council: ‘Children in our care should have been safe.. and in the 1980’s they were not’

Nottinghamshire county council has apologised for failing to protect children in its care from a sexual predator who was employed at one of its children’s homes.

In a statement the authority said it welcomed the conviction of Andris Logins, who was today convicted of 15 counts of indecent assault and 4 counts of rape.

It added that residential children’s homes of the 1980s, like that of Beechwood Children’s Home where the abuse took place, bear no resemblance to those of today.

Statement in full below:

“We welcome the jury’s verdict and the conviction of a serious offender who betrayed his position of trust towards children in his care during the 1980s.

We are pleased that Logins has been brought to justice and that the courage, bravery and persistence of the victims will be recognised with a substantial custodial sentence.

Children in our care should have been safe and protected and the Logins trial heard that in the 1980s they were not. For that we sincerely apologise.

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care is our highest priority and we will continue to do everything we can to protect them from any individuals who seek to harm them.

These offences took place more than 30 years ago and it is important to assure people that residential children’s homes of the 1980s bear no resemblance to those of today. Nowadays the safety and quality of care is closely monitored and independently reviewed by Ofsted and the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Board.

Historic abuse of children is a national issue as outlined by the Goddard Inquiry and over the coming years we will be co-operating fully with the Inquiry and the ongoing Nottinghamshire Police investigations to bring any other perpetrators like Logins to justice.

Abuse of children in any era is totally unacceptable and we would encourage anyone who has suffered abuse of any kind to come forward and report it to ourselves or to Nottinghamshire Police.”

– COLIN PETTIGREW, DIR FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Convicted former social worker faces ‘substantial’ sentence

A former social worker found guilty of committing sexual offences while employed at a children’s home in Nottingham has been told he is to face a ‘substantial’ custodial sentence for his crimes.

Andris Logins is expected to be sentenced later this week
Andris Logins is expected to be sentenced later this week Credit: ITV News Central

Andris Logins, 57 of Stiles Road in Arnold, was found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and 4 counts of rape at a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

After sending him down, judge James Sampson told Mr Logins: “I am sure you have already been advised you face a substantial sentence which will be measured in a number of years.”

He is expected to be sentenced on Wednesday.

Former social worker found guilty of historic sexual abuse

A former social worker at a children’s home in Nottingham has been found guilty of sexual offences dating back to the 1980s.

Andris Logins
Andris Logins Credit: ITV News Central

Andris Logins, 57, has been found guilty of 15 counts of indecent assault and 4 counts of rape.

The offences took place while Logins was employed as a social worker at the former Beechwood Children’s home in Nottingham in the 1980s.

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