Former porter at children's hospital charged with 84 sex offences

A porter that used to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children had been charged with sex offences against the children in his care.

Former porter at children’s hospital charged with 84 sex offences:  Police said that Paul Farrell, 55, of Camden, north London, faces 84 charges including rape, attempted rape, sexual assault of a child under 13, and indecent assault on a male. The alleged offenses were carried out between 1985 and 2018 and relate to 7 victims.

Farrell was arrested in January and is currently in custody awaiting a plea hearing at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday. A spokesman for Great Ormond Street, probably the country’s most famous children’s hospital, said “These are truly awful charges and we know that our hospital community, including our patient families, will have concerns or questions. Due to the ongoing legal proceedings, we cannot go into the details of the case, but we can confirm that the individual who has been charged was dismissed from the trust and we are continuing to work closely with the police.”

“Safeguarding children is fundamental to the care we provide and our policies are in line with national best practice. If patients, their families or colleagues raise concerns about staff there is a clear and swift process to manage these concerns when they are raised. This includes involving the police where needed.”  Global247News Twitter

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