Two men charged with historic sex offences at Leeds children’s home

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Two men have been charged with a string of offences following an investigation into claims of sexual abuse at children’s homes in Leeds.

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

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

Both men are due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Friday, June 12.

The charges relate to incidents at Whinmoor Children’s Home, in Leeds, in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

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 who were arrested as part of the investigation are currently on police bail.

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