Hull: Terrance Grigg sentenced at Hull Crown Court

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Hull: Terrance Grigg sentenced at Hull Crown Court

Former vicar sentenced to 12 years for child sex offences

84 year-old Terrence Grigg former rector of St Mary’s Church, Cottingham was today sentenced to 12 years in prison at Hull Crown Court following the a jury convicting him of 14 child sex offences committed in the 1980s and 90s

Following the conclusion of sentencing Detective Superintendent Matthew Hutchinson said: “The jury found Terrance Grigg guilty of 14 cases of degrading offences against vulnerable children.  The judge’s sentence of 12 years reflects the severity of the offences and the abuse of power Terrance Grigg committed.

“Terrance Grigg held a senior position within the church and used his position of trust to identify young, vulnerable victims that he groomed before sexually abusing.

“I want to praise these victims for reporting what are very traumatic experiences and having the trust and confidence in us to investigate them.

“Although nothing will ever erase these awful crimes from the memories of the victims I hope they will all now feel some sense of comfort that Terrance Grigg has been found guilty and will face 12 years in jail.

“We take crimes of this nature extremely seriously and, as in this case, we have dedicated and skilled officers who will investigate all allegations of this nature.  I hope that this encourages other victims to come to us and report their crimes, we will do everything in our power to bring perpetrators of sexual abuse to justice.”

This verdict and sentence should serve as a warning to others who have committed historic sexual offences, time is no barrier to justice.”