Brighton vicar goes on trial at Old Bailey today accused of abusing boy, 15

Posted On 12 Oct 2015 at 6:46 am

A Brighton vicar is due to go on trial at the Old Bailey today (Monday 12 October) charged with two counts of abusing a 15-year-old boy.

Vickery House

Vickery House

Vickery House, the former vicar of St Bartholomew’s Church, in Brighton, is also accused of abusing five men ranging in age from 17 to 34 over a 16-year period before he retired.

House, 69, of Brighton Road, Handcross, faces eight charges of indecent assault in total.

The abuse is alleged to have taken place between dates in April 1970 and January 1986.

Four of the offences are claimed to have been committed in the Berwick area of East Sussex and four in other parts of the country.

House, who has also officiated at the Church of the Annunciation, in Washington Street, Hanover, was arrested by Sussex Police in November 2012.

He denies the charges.

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