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British ex-soccer coach convicted of 43 sex-abuse charges

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Published 7:41 a.m. ET Feb. 15, 2018 | Updated 10:03 a.m. ET Feb. 15, 2018

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A former English youth soccer coach was convicted of 43 charges of sex abuse against 11 young players in a trial that detailed how he shattered the trust of boys who dreamed of becoming professionals.

Barry Bennell was found guilty by a jury on Thursday of seven charges of sexual abuse, adding to 36 from Tuesday at Liverpool Crown Court.

The abuse occurred during his time working for northwest clubs Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, among others, from 1979 to 1990.

The 64-year-old Bennell will be…

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