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‘Bay sexual abuse claims

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Robin Hood's Bay in 1981

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Robin Hood's Bay in 1981

A 68-year-old man is set to appear at York Crown Court on Monday, accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.

The historic offences relate to a 1981 holiday to Robin Hood’s Bay, organised by the Highlands Adolescent Unit in Burley, Wharfedale.

Norman Bevitt, of Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, was a therapy worker at the care home and he is alleged to have repeatedly assaulted the youngster.

A former hospital, during the 1980s the Highlands Adolescent Unit was a rehabilitation centre for young offenders.

It is unclear where the offences are alleged to have taken place in Robin Hood’s Bay as there were a number of accommodation providers that catered for school trips and young people’s organisations.

Bevitt will face nine charges relating to the assault and attempted assault of the 15-year-old boy.

He was released on conditional bail ahead of the appearance at York Crown Court.

 
 
 

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