Former vicar from Hull sentenced to 12 years for child sex offences

|News, Sexual offences

Terrence Grigg, a former rector of St Mary’s Church, Cottingham, Hull, has today been sentenced to 12 years in prison at Hull Crown Court. 

Yesterday a jury convicted Grigg of 14 child sex offences against four victims between the mid 1980s and the early 1990s.

The victims, one of whom was only ten years old at the time the offences were committed, were all vulnerable in some way and Grigg used that vulnerability for his own ends, winning their confidence and then exploiting them for his sexual gratification.

Martin Hawes from the CPS said:

“Grigg abused his position as a person of authority and standing in the community to exploit his victims for his own sexual gratification.

“This was a profound breach of trust. It is thanks to the courage of Grigg’s victims in reporting his crimes and supporting the investigation and prosecution that he now stands convicted of 14 sexual offences and has been sent to prison for 12 years.

“I hope these convictions are now of some comfort to them.”

Notes to editors

  • Martin Hawes is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside.
  • Terrence Grigg (17/1/34) was convicted of the following charges:
    • Twelve charges of indecent assault
    • Two charges of buggery
    • He was found not guilty of one charge of indecent assault

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