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Former Hull vicar Terence Grigg jailed for sexual offences

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A former vicar has been jailed for 12 years for a string of sexual offences against children.

Terence Grigg, 84, formerly rector of St Mary’s Church, Cottingham near Hull, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Hull Crown Court.

A jury convicted Grigg of 14 child sex offences against four victims between the mid 1980’s and the early 1990’s.

Grigg used the vulnerability of the victims, one aged just ten when the offences were committed, for his own ends, winning their confidence and then exploiting them for his sexual gratification, the court heard.

Senior Crown Prosecutor Martin Hawes said: “Grigg abused his position as a person of authority and standing in the community to exploit his victims for his own sexual gratification.

“This was a profound breach of trust. It is thanks to the courage of Grigg’s victims in reporting his crimes and supporting the investigation and prosecution that he now stands convicted of 14 sexual offences and has been sent to prison for 12 years.

“I hope these convictions are now of some comfort to them.”