Canon Gordon Rideout
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Retired Anglican priest Gordon Rideout guilty of sex abuse

An Anglican priest who abused children in the 1960s and 70s has been convicted of 36 separate sex offences.

Canon Gordon Rideout, 74, from East Sussex, who is now retired, was found guilty by a jury at Lewes Crown Court.

The attacks took place between 1962 and 1973 in Hampshire and Sussex.

Most of them were carried out at Ifield Hall children's home in Crawley, when Rideout was an assistant curate.

  • 20 May 2013
  • From the section England