A PORTER at Nice Ormond Avenue Hospital has been charged with EIGHTY-FOUR little one intercourse offences, The Solar can reveal.
Paul Farrell, 55, allegedly groomed children he met by his work on the world-renowned youngsters’s hospital earlier than sexually abusing them.
Paul Farrell, 55, allegedly groomed children he met by his work on the Nice Ormond St hospital
The well-known youngsters’s hospital stated the fees have been ‘actually terrible’Credit score: Alamy
He’s accused of a horrifying array of offences together with rape, tried rape and scores of sexual assaults on younger boys stretching again 35 years.
Sources careworn there isn’t any current threat to youngsters on the hospital.
Farrell labored at Nice Ormond Avenue Hospital, in Bloomsbury, Central London, from the mid-1980’s till his arrest in January this yr.
He is because of seem at North London’s Wooden Inexperienced Crown Court docket tomorrow for a plea and instructions listening to.
Specialist officers from the Met’s the Central North Command Unit safeguarding group are liaising with hospital authorities as they proceed to analyze.
A Nice Ormond Avenue Hospital spokesperson stated: “These are actually terrible costs and we all know that our hospital group, together with our affected person households, may have considerations or questions.
“As a result of ongoing authorized proceedings, we can not go into the main points of the case.
“However we are able to verify that the person who has been charged was dismissed from the Belief and we’re persevering with to work carefully with the police.
“Safeguarding youngsters is prime to the care we offer.
“Our insurance policies are in keeping with nationwide greatest follow and embody swift processes for managing considerations about workers when they’re raised.
“As that is an ongoing police investigation, we aren’t capable of say something additional at this present time for authorized causes.”
The Metropolitan Police stated: “The costs relate to seven victims, and alleged offences dedicated between 1985 and 2018.
“He’s in custody, and is subsequent as a result of seem at Wooden Inexperienced Crown Court docket on Friday, 27 November for a plea and instructions listening to.
“Farrell was arrested on 16 January 2020.
”The on-going investigation is being led by officers from the Central North Command Unit safeguarding group.”
Farrell, of Camden, North London, earlier appeared at Highbury Nook magistrates’ courtroom the place he was remanded in custody.
He’s charged with:
- Two counts of indecency with a toddler.
- Twenty eight counts of indecent assault on a male.
- Twenty counts of sexual assault of a kid underneath 13.
- 5 counts of inflicting a toddler underneath 13 to have interaction in sexual exercise.
- 4 counts of sexual exercise with a toddler underneath 13.
- One depend of tried rape of a kid underneath 13.
- 9 counts of sexual exercise with a toddler underneath 16.
- Three counts of inflicting a toddler underneath 16 to have interaction in sexual exercise.
- Two counts of tried rape.
- One depend of rape.
Farrell is additional accused of 1 depend of paying for sexual companies of a kid, seven of possessing and making indecent pictures and one in every of having excessive pornographic photographs.
Information of his arrest and the fees towards him have shocked family members, mates and former colleagues on the hospital.
An affiliate stated: “This has come as a giant shock. Paul was all the time a well-liked character.
“He was a likeable and pleasant chap. This information has shocked individuals to their core.
“He was dwelling a modest life. He went to work after which he frolicked together with his household.
“Work was a giant a part of his life. He began out within the laundry after which he turned a porter. He labored actually laborious.
Individuals will probably be horrified by these costs
An affiliate of Paul
“He was nicely appreciated at work. His function there had a good bit of accountability.
“Individuals will probably be horrified by these costs.”
Nice Ormond Avenue Hospital was based in 1852 for the devoted therapy and care of youngsters.
It has the widest vary of specialist well being companies for youngsters within the UK and is the biggest paediatric centre for intensive care, most cancers therapy, neurosurgery and coronary heart and kidney transplants.
Newest out there figures from final yr confirmed the hospital had 237,908 outpatient visits and 43,218 inpatients in 12 months.
Greater than half of the kids have been referred from exterior London and a small proportion from abroad.
*Anybody with considerations is urged to name the NSPCC helpline on 0800 101 996 or e-mail [email protected]