Social worker barred after abusing learning disabled child

A social worker convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl with learning disabilities and possessing more than 700 indecent images of children was struck off the social care register yesterday.
Kevin Mence, at the time a social worker in a learning disabilities team at Cambridgeshire Council, was convicted at Norwich Crown Court in November 2008 after pleading guilty to 19 offences, including making an indecent image of a child.
He was sentenced to 16 months in prison and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.
Mence had rubbed the girl’s leg while they were watching a film and kissed her on the lips while she was sat on the toilet. The girl was not a service user and the indecent images of a child had been stored on Mence’s home computer.

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