Jury retires in Gordon Rideout sex abuse trial

Canon Gordon Rideout Canon Gordon Rideout denies abusing girls and boys at a children's home

The jury in the trial of a retired Anglican priest accused of sex attacks on children in Sussex has retired to consider its verdict.

Canon Gordon Rideout, 74, of Polegate, East Sussex, denies 35 indecent assaults and two attempted rapes.

He is accused of abusing boys and girls at Ifield Hall children's home in Crawley between 1962 and 1973, when he was an assistant curate.

Mr Rideout told Lewes Crown Court that he was innocent of the charges.

The jury was sent home to return to the court on Thursday.

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