Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pastor Malcolm Hoare On Trial For Molestation

Britain: Retired Norfolk pastor Malcolm Hoare, 68, denied sexually abusing a young girl in his church although he admitted having a sexual encounter with her when she was 16.

Hoare, who belonged to King's Lynn Baptist Fellowship, is said to have abused his position of trust to sexually assault the girl, starting when she was 11, Norwich Crown Court heard.

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Hoare is alleged to have abused the girl on a regular basis more than 30 years ago although the allegations only recently came to light when the woman, who is now in her 40s, made a complaint after she underwent counselling.