June 2018

Social worker abused schoolboy

A former social worker who indecently assaulted a child in the 1980s has been jailed.

Myriam Bamkin, 59, formerly of Moorbridge Lane, Stapleford, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday 1 June) and was sentenced to 30 months in prison for indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

She pleaded guilty on Tuesday (29 May) to having sex with a child under 16-years-old.

The court heard how the boy, who had experienced a difficult and violent childhood, was moved to Amberdale Observation and Assessment Centre for young people in Stapleford, in the mid-1980s.

After arriving there Bamkin paid him a lot of attention and regularly took him to the centre’s gym which was where she later had sex with him.

The investigation was part of Operation Equinox which is investigating the non-recent abuse of children at children’s homes and other institutions in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.