Former Hastings Curate Jailed for Indecently Assaulting Girl More Than 40 Years Ago

Sussex Express
May 28, 2015

A retired vicar who indecently assaulted a young girl more than 40 years ago has been jailed following a trial at Kingston Crown Court.

Graham Gregory, 79, of Brockfield Park Drive, Huntington, York was sentenced to three years imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday (May 26), having been found guilty in 2014 of two counts of indecent assault on a girl under 13 years.

Gregory was acquitted of two further counts of indecent assault following a retrial at the same court.

Detectives were contacted by a woman in 2012 who claimed that she had been abused as a child between 1969 and 1971 when she lived in Wandsworth and attended the church where Gregory was curate.

She told officers that he kissed her on several occasions before assaulting her.

A second woman, who also knew Gregory through the same church, informed officers that she too had been abused as a child.

Gregory was interviewed on January 26, 2013, by officers.

He denied the allegations and claimed not to know one of the women.








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