Paedophile ex-coach Bennell charged with child abuse
Former coach Barry Bennell, who is at the centre of a scandal rocking English football, was charged with eight counts of child abuse, prosecutors said
London: Former coach Barry Bennell, who is at the centre of a scandal rocking English football, was charged with eight counts of child abuse, prosecutors said.
Bennell, who has already served three jail terms for previous child sex offences, has faced a slew of new allegations by at least 20 former footballers spanning three decades beginning in the 1970s when he was working for Crewe Alexandra, Man City and Stoke City.
"Following a review of the evidence, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, Mr Bennell, 62, has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14," said a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
Meanwhile, Chelsea announced they have retained a law firm to carry out an investigation concerning an individual employed by the club in the 1970s, who is now dead.
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