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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Anglican Church Case Studies: Chichester/Peter Ball Investigation Report

Annex 6: Table of convicted perpetrators of child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Chichester

Table of convicted perpetrators of child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Chichester

Name Role Nature of the offence Date of conviction/caution Sentence received
Reverend Noel Moore Parish priest and chaplain Indecent assault x 8 1951 Unknown
Sexual activity with a child x 1 September 2010 Unknown
Reverend Roy Cotton Parish priest Indecent exposure 15 March 1954 12 months’ probation
Mr Michael Mark Mytton Organist Gross indecency x 2 29 April 1981 2 years’ probation
Indecent assault x 3 9 May 2013 9 months’ imprisonment (suspended)
Mr Michael Walsh Organist, music teacher and lay vicar

Indecent assault x 5. A further 8 similar offences are taken into consideration

13 November 1990 5 years’ imprisonment
Mr Terence Banks Cathedral Steward 32 offences 2 May 2001 16 years’ imprisonment
Mr David Bowring Teacher at the Prebendal School Indecent assault x 6 May 2003 3 years’ imprisonment
Reverend Colin Pritchard Incumbent Indecent assault x 7 28 July 2008 5 years’ imprisonment
Inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency x 2,
gross indecency x 2,
buggery x 2,
conspiring with Roy Cotton to commit acts of indecency with a child
22 February 2018 16 years’ imprisonment
Reverend Anthony John Sergeant Team Vicar Possessing and making indecent images of children x 17 2012 Unknown
Reverend Robert Coles Vicar Buggery x 1
Indecent assault x 7
14 December 2012 8 years’ imprisonment
Sexual assault x 2 12 June 2015 16 months’ imprisonment (to run consecutively to previous sentence)
Reverend Keith Wilkie Denford Rector Indecent assault x 3 April 2013 18 months’ imprisonment
Canon Gordon Rideout Assistant curate, chaplain, Archdeacon of Lewes and Hastings 36 offences 20 May 2013 10 years’ imprisonment
Indecent assault 20 December 2016 9 months’ imprisonment (to run consecutively to previous sentence)
Mr Duncan Hanner Organist Sexual activity with a child x 6 August 2013 15 months’ imprisonment
Mr David Gutteridge Secretary of the Chichester Cathedral Choristers Association. Teacher at The Prebendal School (Chichester Cathedral’s Choir School) Indecent assault x 2 February 2015 18 months’ imprisonment
Reverend Christopher Howarth Priest Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity x 4, sexual activity with a child x 12, sexual assault x 4, sexual assault of a child under 13 x 4, taking indecent photographs of a child x 2, causing a child to watch a sexual act x 2 17 July 2015 10 years’ imprisonment followed by a
4‐year period of extended licence
Reverend Vickery House Vicar Indecent assault x 5 27 October 2015 6.5 years’ imprisonment
Mr Timothy Dumbrell Voluntary church youth worker Causing or inciting a child aged between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity x 5 14 November 2015 3 years’ imprisonment
Reverend Peter Keeley-Pannett Non-stipendiary deacon Making indecent images of children x 2, attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity x 1, inciting a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity x 2, causing a boy aged between 13 and 15 to watch sexual activity x 2 19 November 2015 32 months’ imprisonment
Reverend Jonathan Graves Parish priest Indecent assault x 7, indecency with a child x 2, cruelty to a child x 4 14 September 2017 12 years’ imprisonment
Reverend Giles White Lay vicar Possessing indecent images of children Unknown Unknown
Reverend Stephen Richard Talbot Chaplain Making indecent images of children x 14, possessing indecent images of children x 4, perverting the course of justice x 1 27 February 2015 15 months’ imprisonment
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