A social worker accused of historic sexual abuse at a Northamptonshire children’s home has been acquitted of all the charges, the Northampton Chronicle reports today.
Peter Fordham was accused of abusing a boy in the 1990s when the child was aged between 12 and 14. Fordham, of Ashley Way, Westone, Northampton, denied the allegations, which also included giving the boy alcohol, during the six-day trial at Northampton Crown Court.
Fordham, who has been suspended from General Social Care Council the register until May 2012, will have to wait to see whether he can continue practising as a social worker.
“Although Mr Fordham has been found not guilty, he remains suspended pending the conclusion of a disciplinary inquiry into the circumstances of this case,” a Northamptonshire Council spokesperson said.
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