Patrick Grant, 69, from Cardiff was convicted at Inner London Crown Court of three counts of indecent assault on a boy aged 13 years, dating back to the late 1980’s and sentenced to 8 years in prison.

He was previously acquitted of similar charges back in the late 1970’s and was then able to return to the profession.

Patrick Grant at the time was the superintendent of the Walker House Children’s Home, Llanishen and would sneak into his victim’s room at night and molest him under the bedclothes. He was also found guilty of three counts of indecently assaulting two other boys aged 11 years at Rowen House, a Shirley Oaks Children’s Home in South Norwood, London between 1976-1977 and the Fircroft Children’s Home in Surbiton between 1977-1978. Both victims were bathed and had their privates washed by Grant, whilst he masturbated himself.

Bernard Philip Collins a former special constable accomplice was also convicted of similar offences. One victim confirmed he was subject to bare bottomed corporal punishment beatings before being molested by him in his living quarters. Grant & Collin’s were exposed by an investigation into Lambeth Social Services by employees in the 1970’s.

The judge added;

“Each of these three victims has been severely traumatised. Each suffered severe psychological harm that they will carry for the rest of their lives.”


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