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Former chaplain appears in court over child indecency allegations
12:30pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
A FORMER chaplain has taken to the stand to defend himself against allegations of indecency with children dating back several decades.
Frederick William Vernon Noy, 65, gave evidence at his trial at Dorchester Crown Court.
He denies two charges of indecency with a child, with the first allegation dating back to the 1970s when his victim was aged between five and ten.
Noy, of Casterbridge Road, Dorchester, was accused of forcing the girl to behave indecently while he was out on a walk with her in woods near the county town.
He said he had never been on a walk with the girl on her own anywhere and that the claims were completely false.
The defendant added when questioned in cross examination: “I have done nothing to her.”
Noy was also accused of being indecent with a girl in his home in the late 1980s when his alleged victim was around ten years old.
He denied abusing her and said he had never been alone in the house with the girl.
Noy said: “I have done nothing to cause harm or distress to that person.”
He added: “I reject that I have done anything to either of these children.”
Noy told the court he was a chaplain working with deaf people in Dorset from 1975 to 1980 and also worked as a priest in a number of parishes near Dorchester.
He said he left the church to set up his own garage business in 1980 but continued to act as a locum minister when required up until his arrest in 2011.
The case continues.