Man investigated as part of Operation Reno is sentenced

The former St Williams children's home
The former St Williams children's home

A man who was investigated by Humberside Police as part of Operation Reno, the inquiry into historic abuse at the former St Williams children’s home in Market Weighton, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to indecent assault.

Albert Victor Marvin, 75, who was a farmer at St Williams in the early 1970’s, was investigated by Humberside Police as well as officers in Leicestershire for three separate offences of indecent assault.

Marvin was charged in June last year and entered a guilty plea at Leicester Crown Court on 14 November 2014 in respect of the Reno case but pleaded not guilty for the Leicestershire indictments. A trial date was set for January 2015 but he subsequently pleaded to the remaining offences.

Marvin has been sentenced to a total of seven years in prison, three years for the operation Reno indecent assault and four years for the two indecent assaults in Leicestershire’s area.

The main Reno case continues and a trial has been set for the week commencing 5 October this year for the three men charged with offences: James Carragher, Anthony McCallen and Michael Curran.