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Two youth football coaches accused of abusing children

Published on: 20 March 2017
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Allegations of systematic child abuse in Turin has rocked the world of Italian football with two youth coaches from the city have been arrested following a year long investigation into child pornography and sexual abuse.

The authorities in Turin have apprehended a 20-year-old coach, who is now under house arrest without access to any communication tools or computers, and his 50-year-old colleague.

It is alleged that the older of the two exploited the younger to collect images of child pornography.

The investigation conducted by the Procura di Torino revolved around the world of youth football, and then triggered involved by the police following complaints by the parents of a 16-year-old.

His coach. the 20-year-old from Turin, had invited him to stay at his house after training for an important game and on that occasion attempted a sexual approach.

The price investigation also found that the coach would try to illicit sexual favours from members of the youth team in exchange for a guaranteed place in the starting XI.

Fifteen other victims were confirmed by the police, and the investigation is ongoing.

The 50-year-old coach has previous for child pornography and during questioning admitted the victims in the current investigation were all between 13 and 16 years old.



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