Former Lincoln village rector accused of historic assaults of teen girl

A former Lincolnshire clergyman who is accused of indecently assaulting a teenage girl has appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday, January 6.

Stephen Crabtree, who was the rector of Washingborough and Heighington until 2014, spoke only to confirm his name during the five minute hearing.

Crabtree, 59, who also served in Mareham le Fen, has been charged with six offences of indecent assault on a girl under 16.

It is alleged the offences happened between April 1992 and April 1993.

No pleas were entered during the hearing and Recorder Graham Huston granted Crabtree, now of Ollerdale Avenue, Bradford, unconditional bail until his next appearance at Lincoln Crown Court on March 4.