Sussex priest and organist deny child sex charges

Father Wilkie Denford
Image caption Father Wilkie Denford worked as a vicar at a church in Burgess Hill

A Church of England priest and an organist have denied charges relating to alleged sexual abuse of two young boys in West Sussex in the late 1980s.

Father Wilkie Denford, 77, of Shoreham, pleaded not guilty to four charges of indecently assaulting a boy under 16.

Michael Mytton, 68, from East Chiltington, East Sussex pleaded not guilty to aiding and abetting an alleged assault on a boy in Cuckfield.

Both were bailed at Lewes Crown Court to await trial on 10 December.

The pair, who were arrested in November, are accused of abusing the boys between 1987 and 1990.

The abuse is alleged to have taken place while Mr Denford was a vicar at St John the Evangelist, in Burgess Hill.

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