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Priest arrested again

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03 May 2012

by a staff reporter

A RETIRED priest, Canon Gordon Rideout, has been re-arrested in con­nection with four new allegations of child sex-abuse.

He was arrested in March at his home in Eastbourne, Sussex, on sus­picion of sexual assaults committed against nine young people in Sussex, London, and Hampshire, between 1965 and 1972. He was later bailed (News, 9 March). Last week, he was arrested again in connection with four more allega­tions.

Another former priest, Robert Coles from Eastbourne, is also being investigated.

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