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Vicar took ‘wholly inappropriate interest’ in children’s sex lives – court hears

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A FORMER Thatcham vicar who counselled school-age children took a “wholly inappropriate” interest in their sex lives, Reading Crown Court has heard. The Rev Peter Jarvis, now of Clares Green Road, Spencers Wood, denies 12 charges relating to four children – two girls and two boys – aged from 12 upwards. Jonathan Seely, prosecuting, told jurors how, during his tenure in the parish of Thatcham, 50-year-old Mr Jarvis o gave one child cannabis o encouraged sexual activity between children and bought them condoms o asked a boy to remove his trousers o told one girl he could have sex with her o asked for pictures of ...

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Eastbury woman grew cannabis at her home, court told

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