Manchester

James Gavin: Ex-Rochdale social worker charged with historical child sex offences

A former social worker has been charged with serious sexual offences, Greater Manchester Police have said.

James Peter Gavin, 80, of College Bank Way, Rochdale, has been charged with 13 offences against a boy under 14 and one offence against a boy under 16.

He is due to appear at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates' Court on 9 February.

Police said the charges relate to alleged offences from 1970 to 1978 at Foxholes Children's Home in Rochdale.

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