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Canon Gordon Rideout rearrested after new child abuse allegations

  • 16 April 2012
  • From the section England
Canon Gordon Rideout
Image caption Canon Gordon Rideout was rearrested over four separate allegations of sexual assault

A retired Anglican priest who was bailed on suspicion of child sex abuse has been rearrested over four fresh allegations.

Canon Gordon Rideout, 73, of Eastbourne, was arrested and bailed in March on suspicion of abusing nine young people between 1965 and 1972.

He has been rearrested over a further four alleged sexual assaults in the same period.

The alleged assaults took place in Sussex, Hampshire and London.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: "A 73-year-old man from Eastbourne is being interviewed on suspicion of four sexual assaults on young people during the late 1960s and early 1970s in Ifield, West Sussex and Middle Wallop, in Hampshire."

She added that Mr Rideout had already been arrested in March on suspicion of assaults on nine young people in Crawley, Barkingside in north-east London, and Middle Wallop.

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