Vickery House: Priest jailed over sex attacks

BBC News

A retired clergyman has been jailed for six and a half years for carrying out sex offences against a boy and three men in the 1970s and 1980s.

Vickery House, 69, from West Sussex, was convicted of five counts of indecent assault, including two against a boy aged between 14 and 15 in Devon.

He denied carrying out the attack on the boy and said his actions with the men were “mistaken sexual advances”.

House, of Handcross, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday.

Judge Christine Henson QC told House, who was a Church of England vicar: “You should have epitomised all that was good, honest and moral about society.

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