Wetwang vicar jailed for sexually abusing boy while working as headteacher
A vicar has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a boy 30 years ago while working as a headteacher.
David Fletcher, 63, assaulted the boy repeatedly at his smallholding in Queensbury in the late 1980s.
Bradford Crown Court heard he had been working at a school in Bradford when the offences were committed.
Fletcher, of Wetwang, East Yorkshire was convicted of two counts of indecent assault after a trial. He was found not guilty of six similar offences.
Fletcher was ordained by the Church of England in 2001 but has not worked as a vicar since he was charged with the offences.
The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, said it was clear the abuse had happened "on a good number of occasions" over a period of about 18 months.
He said the conviction would "bring to an end, presumably, your life as a minister in the church".