The Reverend Ron Johns in 1989
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Sex abuse vicar the Reverend Ron Johns 'happy in lakes'

19 November 2012 Last updated at 15:33 GMT

A former canon jailed for four years for sexually abusing young boys was interviewed by the BBC in 1989 for an episode of Countryfile.

During the film he spoke of his happiness living in Borrowdale in the Lake District and about his good relationship with his parishioners.

He said he knew "everybody in every house" and it was easier to have an "intimate relationship" with parishioners in the country than in a big city.