Whinmoor Children’s Home, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Whinmoor Children’s Home, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Operation Polymer

Men Charged in Leeds Children’s Home Abuse Investigation

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Two men have been charged with historic offences relating to physical and sexual abuse at a children’s home in Leeds.

Graham Walker, 76, of Cross Gates, has been charged with 17 counts of indecent assault, three counts of attempted buggery and one of buggery,

Lawrence Dean, 82, from North Yorkshire, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault and one count of buggery.

Both men are due in Leeds Magistrates Court on 12 June.

The charges relate to incidents at Whinmoor Children’s Home in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The men were arrested as part of Operation Polymer, which is an ongoing investigation into abuse at children’s homes in Leeds.

Eleven other men have been arrested as part of the investigation and are currently on police bail.

Radio Aire News 19/05/15