Victim reveals Sussex vicar sex abuse ordeal


A victim who was repeatedly abused by a vicar has spoken anonymously to BBC South East Today to raise awareness of child protection issues.

Mark, whose full name has not been used to protect his identity, said he believed his abuser was part of a paedophile ring of priests and claims that he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by deceased vicar Roy Cotton.

Cotton was allowed to work at East Sussex churches after receiving a conviction for child abuse in the 1950s.

Anyone who has been affected by Mark's story or who was abused as a child and is looking for support can contact the charity NAPAC, the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, whose website is

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