Pastor Malcolm Hoare, a Baptist from Norfolk, stands accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl. Hoare denies the allegation. The allegations are from the late 70s.
Matthew McNiff, prosecuting, told the court: "This behaviour occurred regularly over a period of years.
"Having befriended her he would have sex with her, on a weekly basis."
Mr McNiff said Mr Hoare was a senior member of the church and was "gentle and caring and considerate and manipulating".
I’m not sure what the rules are in the UK, but I’m pretty sure raping an 11-year-old girl would be against the law. You can never tell with Europeans though, the age of consent at the Vatican is 14.