"Mark" talking to BBC South East Today correspondent Colin Campbell
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Sussex priest sex abuse victim rejects payout

A man who was sexually abused as a boy by a Church of England priest has rejected a six-figure compensation offer.

Mark, which is not his real name, was one of a number of boys abused by Robert Coles when he was a priest in Horsham and Chichester, in Sussex.

Coles, of Upperton Road, Eastbourne, was jailed for eight years in February after admitting 11 sex abuse charges.

Lawyer Alan Collins said some justice was better than no justice at all but compensation in the UK was "very modest" in his opinion.

  • 24 Oct 2013
  • From the section Sussex