January 25, 2006

Pervert vicar, 84, is jailed

The Manchester Evening News

Seb Ramsey
AN 84-year-old parish priest who systematically abused a teenage boy is starting a 10-month prison sentence today.

Richard Evans, of Edge Lane, Droylsden, was jailed at Manchester Crown Court after a judge said he had "groomed and abused" a teenager from the age of 13 for his "own sexual gratification".

His victim, who is now in his 40s, was assaulted in St John's Church, Ashley Lane, Moston, where Evans was the vicar until 1991.

Evans pleaded guilty to three specimen charges of 18 counts of indecent assault that were brought as a result of his behaviour between 1973 and 1981.

Posted by kshaw at January 25, 2006 08:33 AM