December 2016: Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer
Image of random players on the Newcastle United team
On Dec. 1, 2016, English police announce the receipt of hundreds of reports of sexual abuse spread throughout the ranks of English football (soccer). The influx of reports come after a Guardian exposé is published. The police plan to investigate all cases, no matter how old; priority cases will be those that involve current access to children. Former Newcastle United player David Eatock is among the most recent players to come forward. More than a quarter of the nation's police are now investigating the various incidents.
Photo source: AP Photo/Rui Vieira
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