Football coach George Ormond found guilty of sexually abusing 18 boys

Former coaching assistant at Newcastle United exploited victims’ dreams of becoming professional players

The former boys football coach and Newcastle United coaching assistant George Ormond has been found guilty of committing 36 counts of sexual abuse against 18 victims over a 24-year period between 1973 and 1997.

The jury of six women and five men, who heard evidence from 50 witnesses during the six-week trial at Newcastle crown court, took two days to return the verdicts.

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