Perverted vicar ‘may have other victims’

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POLICE fear there may be other victims of a retired vicar jailed for sexual assault on a child.

Graham Gregory, 79, from York, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday, having been found guilty in 2014 of two counts of indecent assault on a girl under 13 years.

He held positions across the country, including Chichester.

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.

Detective Constable Aaron Vardy, of the Metropolitan Police’s Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: ‘Gregory abused his position as a figure of trust and authority.

‘It takes a lot of courage to report this type of crime and in some cases victims feel that they are only able to come forward years after the offence. This conviction highlights that regardless of how much time has passed, we remain committed to bringing offenders before the courts.

‘I would urge anyone else who may have been a victim of Gregory’s abuse to contact the police.’

Anyone who may have been a victim should contact their local force or 101.