Fomer Queensbury vicar in court over series of sex charges

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A former vicar from Queensbury is facing a series of sex charges dating back to the early 1990s.

Peter Hedge, 50, who was previously the vicar at Holy Trinity Church in Queensbury, appeared before a judge at Bradford Crown Court today via a video link.

Hedge is accused of various offences including rape and indecent assault against a boy who was aged between 12 and 15 at the time.

The charges, which were not put to Hedge, are understood to cover a period between 1991 and 1995.

Judge Peter Benson said Hedge’s case would be listed again for a plea and case management hearing on April 24.

A provisional trial date has been set for July 10.

The judge remanded Hedge in custody until his next hearing.