Former social worker jailed for sexual abuse 40 years ago

David Gallop Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A former social worker who sexually abused a boy while in his care in the 1970s has been jailed.

86-year-old David Gallop pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and has been jailed for 21 months.

The attack happened after the victim suffered a breakdown in the family and was sent to Hazelwood Children's Home in Radford, Nottingham.

Gallop, who was assigned as his social worker, lured the boy to his flat in Wollaton by offering him money in exchange for painting model aeroplanes.

He later offered the child more money to pose for naked photographs.

On one occasion, Gallop sexually assaulted the boy, who jumped away and told him to stop.

The prosecution was brought by Nottinghamshire Police’s Operation Equinox team, the force’s ongoing inquiry into non-recent sexual abuse.

Senior Investigating Officer Rob McKinnell said: