Man, 84, appears in court on historic Skegby Hall child sex abuse charges

An 84-year-old man has appeared before magistrates to face a number of historic child sex abuse charges alleged to have taken place at Skegby Hall Children’s Home.

Nigel Pipe, aged 84, of Llanwenarth View, Govilon, Abergavenny, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court today, Friday, February 1, charged with four counts of sexual assault on a boy under 16, 14 counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 16, and nine counts of inciting a boy under the age of 14 to commit an act of gross indecency.

Former Skegby Hall Care Home

Former Skegby Hall Care Home

It is alleged that Pipe committed the offences when he was a housemaster at Skegby Hall, Mansfield Road, Sutton, between 1965 and 1969.

The case was adjourned for a further hearing at Nottingham Crown Court on March 1. Pipe was released on unconditional bail.

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Skegby Hall has been the subject of a number of investigations into historic child sex abuse cases over the last five years.

It comes as part of a national inquiry into historic child sex abuse cases, which held a number of hearings at West Bridgford’s Trent Bridge Cricket Ground last autumn.