Woman, 60, Charged With Four Historic Sexual Offences

A 60-year-old woman was yesterday (March 29th) charged in connection with four non-recent sexual offences.

Myriam Bamkin, of Ripley Road, Belper, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 27 April 2017 charged with three offences of indecent assault on a male under 16 years old and one offence of indecent assault on a male over 16 years old.

The charges, which were brought following an investigation by officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s historical abuse unit Operation Equinox, relate to offences that are alleged to have happened in the 1980s at Amberdale children’s home, Stapleford.

Operation Equinox is investigating claims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse between the 1940s and 1990s.

Nottinghamshire Police are investigating allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse from 292 victims under the county-wide Operation Equinox, of whom 172 come under Operation Daybreak which is looking at historical cases in the City of Nottingham and 120 come under Operation Xeres which covers the county of Nottinghamshire.

The overall Operation Equinox position is currently that 20 suspects have been arrested and four have been convicted.

More information and advice on the investigation into the historical incidents can be found here.

Photo: Site of the now renamed Clayfields House children’s home.

Claire Meese


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