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Former youth coach found guilty of 45 charges of sex abuse

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) A former youth-team soccer coach has been found guilty of 45 charges of indecent assault against 23 teenage boys.

Bob Higgins ran the youth training programs at English clubs Southampton and Peterborough and also was Malta's national youth coach.

A jury returned guilty verdicts following a retrial at Bournemouth Crown Court, with the 66-year-old Higgins accused of sexually abusing schoolboy players across a period of 25 years.

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