Second woman says sleazy social worker sexually assaulted her
ANOTHER woman has come forward to claim she was the victim of a sex attack by a social worker. The Paisley Daily Express revealed last month that a man had resigned from his post with Renfrewshire Council’s social work department just days before he was due to face his bosses at a disciplinary hearing.
The social worker had been accused of groping a terrified woman, as well as performing a disgusting sex act in front of her, but quit before council chiefs could complete their investigation into the shocking claims.
Now 28-year-old Donna Miller is planning to go to the police after claiming she was the victim of a similar indecent assault.
The mum-of-one says the same social worker tried to put his hand down her pyjama bottoms during a visit to her home three months ago.
Donna said: “I want to make sure this guy doesn’t get away with what he did to me.”
The Express had revealed how the social worker was sent home on paid leave by his superiors after the first woman claimed he groped her during a trip in his car.
She claims the social worker also made a number of suggestive comments before carrying out a sex act on himself after offering her a lift to a chemist’s store.
The woman reported the social worker to his bosses and an investigation was launched.
And, after the Express told how the man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – had quit his post, Donna came forward to claim she had also been assaulted.
Donna said: “I read the story in the Express about this guy and I knew right away it was the same person.
“He came into my house about 12 weeks ago. I’d been involved with him for about a year and trusted him but, while we were talking in my bedroom, he started putting his hands all over me and tried to put them down my pyjama bottoms.
“I just froze. Eventually, I managed to walk away and he left as if nothing had happened.
“I didn’t contact the police at the time because I didn’t want to take the chance that he might come back and take my child from me but then I read in the Express about the other woman, so I went into the social work department and told them about it.”
A council spokesperson confirmed they will inform national social work bosses of the complaints against the former employee in case he tries to seek work with another local authority.
The spokesperson added: “We can confirm that, during the course of a disciplinary investigation, a second female client made an allegation of inappropriate conduct against her by a social work employee.
“That complaint was investigated. The employee resigned from their employment with the council prior to a disciplinary hearing.
“We have advised the relevant regulatory organisation for social services of the matter. The council would co-operate fully with any police investigation.”