The former youth coach of Southampton Football Club has been charged with 65 counts of indecent assault dating back to the 1980’s and 1990’s. The allegations relate to 23 teenage boys.
Bob Higgins, 64, will appear at the Hampshire Magistrates Court in Southampton on the 20th July 2017.
Higgins was a coach in the Southampton’s junior team in the 1980’s and worked as a youth manager for Peterborough United’s youth team from May 1995 to April 1996. He also had his own soccer school and remained in football until the police investigation began last year; working with adults at Fleet Town.
Hampshire Police have made the following statement, “Detectives have charged a man in connection with an investigation into non-recent child abuse within the footballing community. These offences relate to allegations involving teenage boys and are alleged to have happened in the 1980s and 1990s. There are a total of 23 alleged victims.”
Jordans Solicitors successfully represent victims of child abuse suffered by sporting organisations including Manchester City Football club and individuals. We have helped people to claim non-recent sexual abuse compensation for abuse that happened decades ago. We would advise you to report your allegations to the Police and contact us for advice regarding a civil claim for compensation.