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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Former youth football coach to stand trial on sex abuse charges

Written by Sam Lister

Former youth football coach and scout "Kit" Carson is to stand trial accused of the historical sexual abuse of boys aged under 16.

Michael "Kit" Carson, 74, pleaded not guilty at Cambridge Crown Court to 12 counts of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Carson, who has worked at Norwich City, Peterborough United and Cambridge United, was bailed until an administrative hearing.

A trial date has yet to be fixed.

Judge David Farrell QC told Tuesday's hearing that Carson's bail conditions included not coaching football or being involved in the scouting process.

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

Carson, of St Bartholomew's Court, Riverside, Cambridge, is due to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on July 20.

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