Print Edition - 2018-02-15  |  Sports Digest

Bennell convicted of child sex abuse

- AFP, LONDON

Feb 15, 2018-

A former British youth football coach was found guilty on Tuesday of multiple counts of the sexual abuse of boys after a court heard he was a “child molester on an industrial scale”. Barry Bennell, 64, who coached at Crewe Alexandra and scouted for Manchester City, was found guilty on 36 counts involving 10 child victims between 1979 and 1990. Bennell’s trial is part of wider allegations of sexual and physical abuse of boys at football clubs in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s by the very people who were supposed to nurture their careers. 

Published: 15-02-2018 10:23

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