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UK football coach repeatedly raped youth, court told

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London (AFP) – British football coach Barry Bennell repeatedly raped and indecently assaulted a former youth player, a court heard Thursday at his trial for a string of alleged offences.

Chris Unsworth, 45, said Bennell, 64, preyed on him after scouting him for Manchester City as a junior and the abuse began “straight away” after the defendant started driving him to the club’s training ground.

Two Dutch players reveal child sex abuse at clubs: report

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The Hague (AFP) – Two former youth players at Dutch first-division clubs Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven revealed they were sexually abused by coaches as aspiring footballers, in the first such cases reported in The Netherlands, a report said Saturday.

It comes after a call by the authoritative De Volkskrant newspaper for abused players to come forward following a major sex-abuse scandal that has rocked British football.

Two Dutch players reveal child sex abuse at clubs: report

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The Hague (AFP) – Two former youth players at Dutch first-division clubs Vitesse Arnhem and PSV Eindhoven revealed they were sexually abused by coaches as aspiring footballers, in the first such cases reported in The Netherlands, a report said Saturday.

It comes after a call by the authoritative De Volkskrant newspaper for abused players to come forward following a major sex-abuse scandal that has rocked British football.

Ex-Chelsea player claims club ‘paid for silence on abuse’

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London (AFP) A former Chelsea player has claimed he was paid £50,000 ($63,000) by the Premier League club not to go public about allegations that he was sexually abused by its former chief scout.

Gary Johnson, 57, told The Mirror on Friday that he had been abused as a youth player by Eddie Heath, who is now dead.