Former Cottingham vicar jailed for 12 years

A former vicar from East Yorkshire has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for child sex offences.

84-year-old Terrence Grigg, a former rector at Cottingham's St Mary's Church, was convicted of 14 child sex offences.

These were against 4 victims, one who was 10 years old, between the mid 1980s and the early 90s.

Martin Hawes from the CPS says: "Grigg abused his position as a person of authority and standing in the community to exploit his victims for his own sexual gratification.

"This was a profound breach of trust. It is thanks to the courage of Grigg's victims in reporting his crimes and supporting the investigation and prosecution that he now stands convicted of 14 sexual offences and has been sent to prison for 12 years.

"I hope these convictions are now of some comfort to them."

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