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Youth coach George Ormond guilty of sexually abusing boys

Youth coach George Ormond guilty of sexually abusing boys

George Ormond was convicted of 36 offences
A youth football coach who went on to work for Newcastle United has been convicted of a string of sex abuse offences spanning 25 years.George Ormond "used his position of power" to abuse 18 boys and young men between 1973 and 1998, Newcastle Crown Court heard.The 62-year-old had denied all charges but was convicted of 35 charges of indecent assault and one of indecency.At the end of the six-week trial, he was cleared of two further charges.Ormond will be sentenced later this week.
He coached a grassroots football club in the 1970s and 80s before going on to work for Newcastle United's youth system in the 1990s as what was described in court as a "kit man, gopher and dogsbody".
George Ormond was jailed in 2002 for sex offences
The jury heard Ormond "manipulated his position" and held out "glittering future" to young players, but could block their progress if they stood up against him.The abuse took place at summer camps and in the back of his car.He would indecently touch boys while massaging them or treating them for injuries and insist on them not wearing anything under their shorts, then check they had followed the rule.During the trial, John Carver, who was Newcastle United's Centre of Excellence director in the 1990s, said he had respected and trusted Ormond and was "extremely shocked" when an allegation of abuse against him emerged.He said he used new FA regulations that coaches involved in youth teams needed to have qualifications as a "way of getting George out of the football club".
Det Supt Mick Paterson described Ormond as a "predatory paedophile"
The latest investigation into Ormond was sparked in 2016 by media reports of a sex abuse scandal in professional football.Det Supt Mick Paterson, from Northumbria Police, said: "These young men had had ambition, they had dreams of going on to glittering footballing careers."Ormond was able - because he is a predatory paedophile - to have those dreams in his hands."The insidious nature of [his] offending shattered the lives of almost 20 victims."Helen Westerman, from the NSPCC, described Ormond's abuses as "absolutely shocking and sickening".She said he "systematically abused" the boys and then "silenced them through threats, through blackmail, and telling them that their football career could be jeopardised".In 2002, Ormond was jailed for six years after being found guilty of abusing seven boys under 16 between 1975 and 1999.
Child sexual abuse in football
Newcastle upon Tyne
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