Robert Brown, Ex Manager of the Nuneaton Manor Court Road Children’s Home has been jailed for 9 years for physical and sexual abuse against young boys in his care.
Robert Brown aged 69 from Norfolk was found guilty of 17 counts at the Warwick Crown Court. He was convicted of 14 counts of indecent assault on a male and 3 counts of cruelty to a person under the age of 16. The offences took place at the Manor Court Road Children’s Home. He was ordered to sign the sex offenders register indefinitely.
Manor Court Road Children’s Home was a home for teenage boys and girls. Brown was the manager of the home in the 1970’s and he subjected the young children there aged between 11 to 16 years to physical and sexual abuse.
Brown would threaten, bully and beat the children there. He would use his position of power to prey on and then sexually abuse children of his choosing. He would regularly sexually abuse the children both at the home and during a holiday in Great Yarmouth.
In 2012 the Police became aware of Brown’s conduct. One of his victims disclosed the abuse they had suffered to their medical practitioner. This was reported to the Police and Brown was arrested and charged. Brown, although maintaining his denial of the charges throughout the trial was found guilty on the 8th August 2016.
Anamarie Coomansingh a Specialist Prosecutor from the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service’s Complex case work unit has said, “ For 40 years Brown had thought he had got away with what he did to those defenceless children. Throughout this prosecution he had denied committing such crimes and instead claimed that the victims had colluded with one another to make up these allegations. However, thanks to the courage and support of those victims the prosecution team were able to bring a dangerous sexual predator to justice.”