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Canon Rideout victims come forward to pursue civil claims

Written by Tracey Emmott on 20 Aug 2013

Canon Gordon Rideout

Retired Church of England priest Canon Gordon Rideout has been convicted of 36 separate counts of sexual abuse on children between 1962 and 1973. The offences took place in several different locations in Hampshire and Sussex.
Rideout was assistant curate at St Mary's Church in Southgate, Crawley, from September 1962 to September 1965. Most of the offences took place at a Barnado's children's home, Ifield Hall. He was also accused of four charges of indecent assault at the Middle Wallop army base.

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Tracey Emmott

Written by Tracey Emmott

Tracey Emmott is a solicitor with almost 20 years’ experience in personal injury law. Previously she was a partner of a regional firm in the Home Counties.