Monday 27 January 2020

Ex-vicar, 83, charged with historical sex attacks on under-age girls

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Ben Mitchell

A former vicar has been charged with sexual offences against young girls dating back to the 1970s.

Guy Bennett, 83, of Lewes Road, East Grinstead, East Sussex, is charged with 22 counts of indecent assault and one count of outraging public decency.

A Surrey Police spokesman said: "The offences against nine victims aged under 16 years old happened over a 15-year period between 1977 and 1992.

"The incidents took place in the Oxted and London areas."

Bennett is on conditional bail and is due to appear at Redhill Magistrates' Court on November 21.

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