September 20, 1985 Article
By our INVESTIGATIVE STAFF
A village vicar has denied taking part in moonlit ceremonies involving naked women. And Rev. Stanley Compton has denied allegations that he is a leading member of a gay nazi movement in the quiet village of Todhamlet.
And we were unable to find any evidence to support claims that 64 year old Compton was having sex with under age children, some of them boys. But in an outhouse adjoining his home we found firewood, two buckets and a rusty lawn mower.
Local residents told us the Rev. Compton came to the village in 1954 and has lived there ever since. They described him as a quiet man, a non-drinker who didn’t socialise much but often arranged jumble sales or garden fetes.
Reg Dixon, owner of The Golden Lion Hotel in the village told us he had never heard rumours connecting the vicar with midnight sex ceremonies. And his daughter, a shapely 16 year old, told us she was unaware of any satanic activities in the village.
Her mother, Mabel Dixon, cook at the Golden Lion, confirmed that neither she nor her daughter had ever danced naked in the flickering flames of a pagan bonfire.
A regular at the Golden Lion, village vet Norman Taylor said he was “unaware” of any local girls dancing themselves into a hypnotic frenzy in the course of a gruesome moonlit satanic ritual.
When we spoke to Rev. Compton he strongly denied any involvement with the National Front. He was however later ‘unavailable’ to comment on the suggestion that he was breeding giant indestructable killer wasps in a garage adjoining his home.