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Ex-Celtic youth coach, 73, sentenced for decades-long campaign of sex abuse against teenage boys

News Summed Up 2019-05-15 05:30:00

Jim McCafferty, 73, who worked with the Celtic youth team and boys club, pleaded guilty to 11 charges related to child sex abuse against 10 teenage boys between 1972 and 1996. He said: 'For many complainers, the sexual abuse inflicted was repeated over a number of years. 'The courts must do what they can to seek to eradicate the sexual abuse of children engaged in sport. The football coach, who was also kitman at Hibs and Falkirk, was jailed for six years and nine months, backdated until October. He is the fourth man associated with Celtic Football Club to be found guilty of child sex abuse in the past year.