Former youth football coach to stand trial accused of 13 counts of child sex abuse

21st May 2018

Former youth football coach to stand trial accused of 13 counts of child sex abuse

An East Anglian football coach has appeared in court charged with a string of historical child sex abuse charges.

Kit Carson was previously a youth coach at Norwich City and also worked for Peterborough United and Cambridge United.

The 74-year-old denies sexually abusing boys aged under 16.

Carson, whose real name is Michael Sean Carson, pleaded not guilty at Cambridge Crown Court to 12 counts of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Cambridgeshire Police said the allegations involved 11 victims, all boys under the age of 16, between 1978 and 2009.

The defendant, of St Bartholomew’s Court, Riverside, Cambridge, is due to appear at Cambridge Crown Court next on July 20.

Earlier this year, former youth football coach Barry Bennell, who worked for Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, was jailed for 30 years after being found guilty of 50 counts of child sexual abuse.

Bennell was convicted of abusing 12 boys, with the youngest being eight years old and the oldest 15.

The case was part of an investigation into the sexual abuse of young players in England, which is being carried out by the Football Association. The investigation began in December 2016 following allegations first made by ex-professional player Andy Woodward.

How can our personal injury lawyers help?

If you are a victim of sexual abuse in football or in sport, we can help.

Gotelee has a specialist team, led by James Davies, which can provide sensitive care and expert guidance to those who may wish to bring civil claims for compensation as a result of sexual abuse in their past.

The Suffolk law firm, which has offices in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hadleigh and Woodbridge, is partnered with the Ipswich based charity Survivors in Transition (SiT). The charity aims to empower both female and male survivors to take control of their lives and cope better with the daily effects the abuse has left them with.

Gotelee is also a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, which enables us to bring together a team of experts, including doctors, counsellors, psychiatrists and specialist barristers.

To find out more, call us on 01473 211121 or email [email protected]

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