A FORMER children's home volunteer accused of sexual abusing children in care more than 30 years ago claims the allegations are “nonsense.”

Joe Duffy, 60, from Glasgow, who has been a civilian worker with Police Scotland for 20 years, denies raping two young sisters and and sexually abusing a young boy at a Glasgow home run by nuns in the 1980's

Today at the High Court in Glasgow a jury was played a taped police interview in which Duffy, who works as a turnkey at Clydebank police office, described the allegations as "mind-boggling and incredible.”

When asked by Detective Constable Alan Urquhart if he could think of a reason why these allegations were made against him, Duffy said: “I don't know,” and later added: “They would get compensation."

Duffy added: "I was not grooming these girls. I' m decent and kind."

He also denied abusing boys and told the police: "I'm heterosexual."

The jury heard that during his time as a volunteer at the children's home, Duffy would drive a minibus and take the children to the swimming pool and on outings to Loch Lomond and other places.

He would also stay at the home occasionally on Friday nights on sleepovers.

One girl claimed that Duffy raped her at a sleepover when she was 12 and he was 24 or 25.

She told the jury that this happened in the living room of the home while other children dozed.

The court heard that Duffy kept in touch with the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and in 1994 or 1995 they were briefly engaged.

A 46-year-old man, who claims Duffy abused him, told the court: that Duffy would take him from the care home to his Glasgow home on a number of occasions and abuse him.

He said: “Every night it got seriously worser and worser.”

The witness alleged that Duffy would strip naked, get into bed with him and sexually abuse him.

Duffy, who is also accused of sexually abusing two other boys, denies all the charges against him. The offences are alleged to have been committed between March 1981and June 1984.