Married vicar masquerades as widowed golf instructor and sends X rated texts to admirer on dating site
A MARRIED vicar pretended to be a widowed golf teacher on a dating site and then sent explicit texts to an admirer.
Reverend Charles Gorton, 59, is currently under investigation by his Church of England bosses.
The dad of two scolded when a parishioner, whom we only identified as Pauline, found his profile. This alerted Reverend Gorton of a potential match.
He started texting, including telling her that he didn’t mind rocking or having orgies and that he had been widowed for 24 years – despite being married to his wife Jan.
He said to Pauline, “You took my eye though and I guess there are a few men who love you. I looked at your photos and you are beautiful and I love you.
As his attempts to seduce Pauline intensified, he told her he thought some dating sites were “a little tame.”
He said another self-explanatory site was “bolder and sexier and can be pretty self-explanatory, which is what I like.”
He called Pauline “my pretty lady,” and said, “Now I’m really excited. I think I’ll do some self-esteem.
Reverend Gorton then uploaded an X-rated snapshot with the comment: “Naughty, I know.”
And he also talked about some of his other preferences. Reverend Gorton said, “I don’t mind swinging or having orgies, but deep down I’m staying with a woman. If this lady wants to swing, I’m up for it but I don’t like to share.
And without revealing his true identity, he lied: “I have nothing to hide. What you see is what you get with me. I send you kisses and hugs wishing I could snuggle up to you.
Pauline said: “I didn’t like the church before, I like it even less now.
He preaches about the sanctity of marriage while chatting on sordid sex sites as he claims his faithful wife is dead. It is mind boggling.
“There are vulnerable women who turn to the church. What are they going to get if they turn to him?
Reverend Gorton served at St Luke’s Church, Weste, Salford, for over ten years.
The Diocese of Manchester said it was “investigating to establish the veracity of the allegations.”
A spokesperson added: “The allegation is unrelated to protection and we ask that the privacy of all concerned be respected at this time.”