Ex-vicar, 83, charged with child sexual offences

A former vicar has been charged with sexual offences against young girls dating back to the 1970s.

Guy Bennett, 83, of Lewes Road, East Grinstead, East Sussex, is charged with 22 counts of indecent assault and one count of outraging public decency.

The alleged offences happened over a 15-year period in Surrey and London between 1977 and 1992 against nine victims aged under 16.

Mr Bennett is due to appear at Redhill Magistrates' Court on 21 November.

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