Man charged with historical sexual offences in Notts

He appeared in court this morning.
He appeared in court this morning.

A man has been charged with three historical sex offences alleged to have take place in Nottinghamshire in the 1980s.

Dean Gathercole, 52, of Westcliffe Avenue, Radcliffe on Trent, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault and one count of rape.

This is in addition to six counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape, which he was charged with earlier this year.

All of the charges are in relation to incidents that took place in 1987 at Amberdale Observation and Assessment Centre, Stapleford, Nottingham.

The charges, which were brought following an investigation by officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s Operation Equinox, relate to different victims.

He appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday, 13 October 2017) where he received the formal charges.

Operation Equinox is the Force’s dedicated team investigating allegations of historical abuse of children at children’s homes and other institutions in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.