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Retired Sussex priest Vickery House faces sex charges

A retired Church of England priest from West Sussex has been charged with historic sex offences against boys and young men dating back over 40 years.

Vickery House, 68, faces eight charges of indecent assault on a 15-year-old boy and five males aged 17 to 34 between 1970 and 1986.

They were allegedly committed in East Sussex and Devon while he was a priest.

Mr House, of Brighton Road, Handcross, is on bail and will appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 27 February.

A Sussex Police spokesman said there were "no current safeguarding issues in relation to this case".

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