Sussex Priest Guilty Of Child Sex Abuse For Second Time

 

Paedophile priest jailed for a second time for abusing young children
Ifor Whittaker, formerly Colin Pritchard, has been jailed for a second time for abusing children

Metro

“A paedophile vicar who sexually abused young boys in his vicarage has been jailed for a second time.

Ifor Whittaker, formerly Colin Pritchard, was jailed for five-years in 2008 after he admitted abusing two children in Northamptonshire between 1979 and 1983.

The big freeze is coming to UK and it could ‘feel colder than North Pole’ Now, he hads been found guilty of abusing a third boy whilst he was the vicar of Sedlescombe in East Sussex.

The former Church of England priest was convicted of seven offences including inciting the child, aged between 10 and 14, to commit gross indecency and buggery.

Whittaker has now been jailed for another 15 years and one year on extended license and will not be eligible for parole for 10 years.

The 73-year-old and fellow vicar and paedophile Roy Cotton plied their young victim with alcohol in Whittaker’s vicarage after they invited him there on the pretense of doing some gardening.

The victim described how he was made to feel like he was passed between the pair like a ‘toy borrowed from a friend’. The priest then told his young victim that if he spoke about it then nobody would believe him.

The pair had already been arrested by Sussex Police in 1997 on suspicion of sexually abusing children and were released on bail. Cotton retired from his post in 1999 and the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case.

He died in 2006. Shockingly, it was revealed after his death that he had been convicted of indecent behaviour with a child in 1954 while training for the priesthood at Theological college but then readmitted and ordained in 1966, where he met Whittaker.

Detective Constable Chris Smith of the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit said: ‘The victim, now a man in his forties, was a vulnerable child when Whittaker took cynical advantage of him for his own sexual gratification.

‘We are glad that Whittaker has finally faced justice, and we have ensured that the victim, who gave evidence in court, has had access to sources of advice, counselling and support.’”

 

 

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