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Also from FF, the snowball is getting bigger....

 

"Got this response from Brian Whittle MSP
Waiting on a few others



Thank you for writing to me with your concerns surrounding historical child abuse within Scottish football.



The reports that have emerged in recent years are extremely distressing, and while it is welcome that Jim Torbett and others have been convicted for their depraved acts, this issue clearly goes wider. Any further allegations of criminality must be swiftly investigated by the police so that further criminal proceedings can be brought where necessary.



The Scottish Football Association’s Chief Executive has apologised to those young people who suffered sexual abuse in football and I think he was right to do so. The Independent Review of Sexual Abuse in Scottish Football commissioned by the SFA found child protection policies at all levels were and still are not fit for purpose. The report has made a number of recommendations to address this and I believe they should be implemented as soon as possible. It is vital that we in Parliament play our part in holding the SFA and other bodies to account on this.



Further to this, my colleague Adam Tomkins, MSP for Glasgow, has written to Ian Maxwell, chief executive of the SFA and to Peter Lawwell, chief executive of celtic FC to seek urgent meetings on this subject. Through a series of criminal trials, we now know something of the scale of the abuse committed by a number of the men associated with celtic boys’ club. What we do not know is what celtic FC knew about these offences and when they knew it. These questions must now be independently and fully investigated and, if necessary, a compensation scheme should be established such as that set up earlier this year by Manchester City FC.



It is clear that victims of child abuse in football have been let down, and I very much hope Police Scotland, clubs and the SFA will give them the closure they need and the justice they deserve.

Please be assured the Scottish Conservatives will closely monitor developments on this matter over the coming weeks and months.



Thank you once again for taking the time to contact me.



Yours sincerely,

Brian Whittle MSP"

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Now That’s Jail Time.                                                                                     PAEDO’ FOOTBALL COACH FACING 100 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR ALLEGEDLY ABUSING 25 CHILDREN IN BRITISH EXPAT HOTSPOT NEAR SPAIN’S COSTA DEL SOL

The trial is being held behind closed doors to protect the alleged victims

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 Laurence Dollimore (News Editor)

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24 Jun, 2019 @ 16:12

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A MALAGA football coach is facing 100 years behind bars for allegedly abusing at least 25 children. 

It comes as the trial for the suspect, known only as J.C.C.F, resumed today after one of the leading magistrates had fallen ill. 

The court heard statements from two children who had reported the coach back in 2016. 

The trial is being held behind closed doors to protect the alleged victims. 

Sources have indicated that the rest of the court dates are scheduled for the 24th, 25th and 26th of this month, as well as for the 2nd, 8th and 9th of July.

Alhaurin de la Torre is a popular relocation spot for expats

J.C.C.F is to remain in Alhaurin de la Torre prison for the duration of the trial.

The sports coach, 44, is married and with children.

Prosecutors allege the man took advantage of his coaching status and popularity with the minors he coached, winning their trust before abusing at least one of the victims physically on several occasions. 

He sexually propositioned at least two dozen others, in person or over Whatsapp, prosecutors allege, while asking them to send him intimate photos. 

The accused was a level III coach, meaning he could coach at the national or international level. 

He trained, among other teams, the Victoriana Olympic, Puerto Malagueño, Rincon de la Victoria and even Malaga FC, where he was between the years 2012 and 2014.

Since October 2016 he had coached at Alhaurin de la Torre FC.

Prosecutors have accused J.C.C.F of crimes of sexual abuse with premeditation, corruption of minors, exhibitionism and sexual provocation, among others.

They are asking for a 25-year ban from any work involving minors and a court order banning him from contacting any victims for at least 10 years.

They are also seeking €24,000 in damages for seven of the victims, and at least €3,000 each for the others. 

The prosecutors are also considering subsidiary civil liabilities for Malaga Club de Futbol as well as to Alhaurin de la Torre FC,  where the majority of the victims were coached by J.F.F.C. 

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Speaking to a contact at one of the major UK insurers today and he tells me that the claims are not being directed to celtic’s insurers but the league insurers (SPL he said) who have a public liability policy where cover extends to child abuse.
I am not sure how significant this is as he also said he would expect any insurer to challenge claims where there was awareness or knowledge which wasn’t notified on a timely basis regardless who held the policy but this might explain why the SFA/SPFL have been very quiet.
Maybe someone should start asking Doncaster some difficult questions.

 

 

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My contact didn’t pass me the info expecting his name to appear on a football message board so I won’t be doing that.
He is a senior guy in the UK insurance industry who I have known for years and has experience of specialist sports insurance so I trust his info. It’s not a mate from the pub who handles my car insurance!
For me the interesting points are:
The Spfl are now directly involved since it is their insurance policy not Celtics policy that will be subject to any claims.
celtic’s failure to notify of their awareness and knowledge of incidents which could give rise to claims should see the insurers reject claims.
If funds are not available from insurance to pay claims surely the lawyers will go after celtic for compensation.

 

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12 minutes ago, VentyFour said:

I think it's putting some light on as to why nobody wants to get involved...money.

Yes very possible, but find it incredible that the spfl/sfa would cover the tarriers crimes with their insurance. 

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5 minutes ago, Bears r us said:

Yes very possible, but find it incredible that the spfl/sfa would cover the tarriers crimes with their insurance. 

By what's being said it's the SPL who had insurance covering ALL the clubs, which gives all the other clubs a right to question it now. 

 

Oh and the SPL insurers are said to be a company called Blufin

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8 hours ago, VentyFour said:

By what's being said it's the SPL who had insurance covering ALL the clubs, which gives all the other clubs a right to question it now. 

 

Oh and the SPL insurers are said to be a company called Blufin

Is this the insurers that employed a lawyer to do the internal investigation into celtic that Lawwell talked about in his statement from his club?

Lawwell said 'celtic FC has been conducting its own two-year investigation'. How is this possible if the SPFL hold the policies?

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44 minutes ago, Sweetheart said:

Is this the insurers that employed a lawyer to do the internal investigation into celtic that Lawwell talked about in his statement from his club?

Lawwell said 'celtic FC has been conducting its own two-year investigation'. How is this possible if the SPFL hold the policies?

If, and when, it's shown that they didn't contact the police then the SPL policy won't cover them. The lawyers will then go after celtic, and this is what I think their investigation is about. Or should I put it their insurers investigation is about, to see if their liable. It was kept quiet by Liewell, as they've been trying to with everything about this atrocity, however he was being put under pressure and backed into a corner when he hit out with this, it was forced out of him and he's thought it would show them in good light. Completely backfired.

The media are sitting on this story just now, fraud for not reporting the insurance investigation and potential liability on their financials to the LSE. There could be a legal challenge from celtics lawyers stopping this getting out, as it was apparently meant to be released last weekend. 

 

This is what I'm getting from everything I'm hearing and reading, don't know how accurate some of it is.

 

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15 hours ago, Bears r us said:

 

Presumably this is AFTER he was kicked out of the scum by BJK ?. 

If so , this is big Jock endorsing a known Paedo's business , wow .

Only thing most sensible people would do would be to torch the place , not publicly associate with the guy .

It should have been an attack on sight mentality not this creepy apologist shite .

 

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3 minutes ago, Land Rover said:

Presumably this is AFTER he was kicked out of the scum by BJK ?. 

If so , this is big Jock endorsing a known Paedo's business , wow .

Only thing most sensible people would do would be to torch the place , not publicly associate with the guy .

It should have been an attack on sight mentality not this creepy apologist shite .

 

I am sure you are right about the fact BJK was Scotland manager long after he supposedly chucked him out of the club. 

Unbelievable behaviour but he never told the police so he would just have thought it had been swept under the carpet, and of course he was right it had been. 

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4 minutes ago, SpidermansGaffer said:

St Patrick’s day as well.....how predictably fenian of them.

Donald Findlay's birthday. 

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35 minutes ago, Bears r us said:

Well spotted. 👍 

If I was being cynical, I’d say it would have been a ruse to get more children into the shop...

Big Jock, paddy’s day, dishing out wee medals. Uurrghh - makes your skin scrawl.

 

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