Chester vicar jailed for sexually abusing four children

Chester Chronicle

September 14, 2017

The Rev Rob Peters, who has since resigned as vicar of St Michael’s Church in Newton, started the attacks in the 1960s

A Chester vicar who repeatedly sexually abused four children has been jailed for two years.

The Rev Robert Peters, who has now resigned as vicar of St Michael’s in Newton, indecently assaulted two girls and two boys, who were younger than him, when he was aged between 14 and 20 or 21.

One of his victims, now a grown man, choked back tears as he told a court of the impact of the abuse on his life and two other victims also read their moving statements.

One victim spoke of their anger at his arrogance at him officiating at their father’s funeral, saying: “When he turned up to take the service at my dad’s funeral I felt sick.”

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