George Granville Gibson, a former Archdeacon of County Durham, is standing trial on eight counts of sexual assault against two men.
The allegations relate to indecent assaults carried out by the former Archdeacon of Auckland in the 1970s and 1980s.
Gibson denies the charges, which have arisen as a result of Operation Seabrook, the investigation being carried out by Durham Police, which is one of the largest abuse enquiries in the UK and is being considered as part of Justice Goddard’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
One of the charges of indecent assault is alleged to have taken place during a visit by Gibson to an inmate at Medomsley Detention Centre in Consett, County Durham.
Over 1,300 men have come forward with allegations of abuse at Medomsley. Durham Police are continuing to investigate these allegations.
Jordans act for a number of survivors of abuse at Medomsley and are pursuing damages against the Ministry of Justice. If you have been affected by this, please contact a member of our specialist abuse team on 0800 9555 094