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Sheffield vicar jailed for sex assault on teenage girl

An ex-vicar who sexually assaulted a teenage girl he was counselling after the deaths of her parents has been jailed for three years.

John Yallop, 65, of Accrington, Lancashire, molested the 16-year-old while he was a priest in Ellesmere, Sheffield, 25 years ago.

He made the girl perform sex acts and touched her inappropriately.

Yallop was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday after he admitted six counts of indecent assault.

He was jailed for three years on each count and barred from working with children for life. The sentences will run concurrently.

Yallop, who was vicar at St Peter's Church, Ellesmere, at the time of the offences, pleaded guilty on 27 February.

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