Retired Church of England priest Canon Gordon Rideout is now charged with over 30 sexual offences against 18 children. The offences include indecent assault on teenage girls and boys and are alleged to have taken place over an 11 year period from 1962 to 1973.
The charges follow a nine month investigation by Sussex Police into allegations of sexual abuse of young people in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Rideout is said to have committed the offences in Crawley, London and East Hampshire. He is due to appear before Magistrates on 16 July 2012.
We have successfully represented victims of another Church of England vicar the late Roy Cotton in civil actions against the Diocese of Chichester.
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