An abuse victim has thanked Chad for highlighting his plight to find his rapist after being told by police that the man he named has been found.
Former Forest Town resident Mickey Summers (60) told Chad earlier this month that he had found his attacker’s name using juvenile court archives dating back to the 1960s.
Mickey, who now lives in America but spent much of his childhood in care in Britain, said he was sexually assaulted by a social services worker in a car while he was being driven to a boys’ home more than 40 years ago.
And through the Chad, he warned police to find his attacker before he did.
He says he has since received a phone call to say the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been located and was being interviewed as part of Operation Daybreak, the investigation set up by Nottinghamshire Police to look into allegations of systematic abuse at boys homes across the county spanning more than 40 years.
He said: “The story in the Chad had a great impact, I’ve been battling for eight months with the council and the police, but since that article was printed, things have started to happen.
“I got a phone call from the police to say he was spoken to by police.
“I was in shock, but as far as I’m concerned I’m justified in coming back from America.
“I have slept better than I have ever slept before because of this.”
Police declined to confirm details about the case but told Chad: “We are constantly progressing a number of lines of enquiry under Operation Daybreak. This is a sensitive inquiry and, as such, we update those who have made allegations on the progress of their individual cases. It would be inappropriate to discuss matters in further detail with anyone else.”