Man appears in court charged with historic child abuse at Mapperley children’s home

A man appeared in court today (July 11) charged with historic child sexual abuse at a children’s home in Mapperley.

Robert Watchorn, of Broomhill Road, Bulwell, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 16 years at the former Beechwood Children’s Home in Woodborough Road between April 19, 1998 and July 1, 1998.

He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today where he was granted bail to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on August 8.

The investigation is part of Operation Equinox, a long-running investigation by Nottinghamshire Police into historical abuse at care homes.

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