Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sex abuse victims are all over country as scandal grows with four police forces investigate claims

Serial abuser Barry Bennell has served three jail terms
Thousands of young footballers could have been abused by a nationwide paedophile ring.

Four police forces revealed on Friday they are investigating claims involving past allegations of sexual abuse that have rocked football over the past 10 days.

Former Manchester City youth player Jason Dunford, who says he was targeted by prolific abuser Barry Bennell, spoke of his fears that the scandal could even include a network of paedophiles beyond the UK.

On Friday night there were claims that Crewe Alexandra had first been alerted to their former youth coach Bennell’s activities in the late 1980s — but failed to sack him or alert police.

‘There could be thousands of boys abused and I’m not exaggerating,’ said Dunford, who had fought off Bennell as a 13-year-old schoolboy at a Butlin’s camp.  (more...)

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