Prosecutors said Denford, 78, used the respectability of the cassock to groom and abuse two boys over an 18-month period from when they were aged around 13. On one occasion he got into a bath with one of the boys while aroused.
On another occasion he pressed himself up against a boy intimately with the words: "How nice it is to have a cuddle".
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