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Former vicar jailed for sex offences

PUBLISHED: 15:12 14 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:26 03 March 2010

A FORMER Suffolk vicar has been jailed for Brian Baker has today been jailed for 27 months for sexually abusing two children 20 years ago.

Brian Baker, 63, who was vicar at St Mary's Church, Earl Stonham, indecently assaulted a 10-year-old girl at the vicarage and also committed acts of gross indecency with her younger brother while visiting them at their family home.

A FORMER Suffolk vicar has been jailed for 27 months for sexually abusing two children 20 years ago.

Brian Baker, 63, who was vicar at St Mary's Church, Earl Stonham, indecently assaulted a 10-year-old girl at the vicarage and also committed acts of gross indecency with her younger brother while visiting them at their family home.

Passing sentence on Baker at Ipswich Crown Court, Judge John Devaux said Baker was guilty of "a wicked breach of trust" at a time when he had been a clergyman preaching Christian values.

As well as jailing Baker for 27 months, of which he will serve half, he ordered Baker to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

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