Retired Handcross priest charged with historic sex offences


A retired Church of England priest has been charged with historic sex offences against young men.

Vickery House, 68, of Brighton Road, Handcross, was charged today, (Tuesday January 28), on the authority of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), following an investigation by detectives from Sussex Police over the past 18 months.

House faces a total of eight charges of indecent assault between 1970 and 1986.

Two of the charges relate to a boy then aged 15 in Devon, while the other six relate to men in East Sussex aged between 17 and 34.

House was arrested in November 2012, and has been on police bail since while further enquiries were made and a report was submitted to the CPS.

He is due to appear on bail at Brighton Magistrates Court on Thursday February 27.