Football coach jailed after sexually assaulting young boy

|News, Sexual offences

A man has been jailed after he admitted sexual activity with a child.

Carl Wright, 58, a volunteer football coach, touched the boy and then refused to let him leave afterward when he was challenged over what he had done.

Wright was sentenced to three years and six months' imprisonment on August 15 at Isleworth Crown Court after admitting sexual activity with a child and false imprisonment.

Melissa Garner, of the CPS, said: "Carl Wright at first tried to claim his sexual touching was a misunderstanding or a fabrication.

"But the willingness of his victim to give evidence in court, supported by an application from the prosecution to allow him to give evidence from behind a screen, led to these guilty pleas.

"Wright will now be banned from having contact working with children, including the role he had taken on as a volunteer football coach."

Notes to editors

Melissa Garner is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the CPS London North Rape and Serious Sexual Offences unit

Carl Wright (DOB: 04/09/1960) of Harlington in Hayes admitted false imprisonment and sexual activity with a child aged 13 to 15.

A Sexual Harm Prevention Order will ban Wright from contact with lone or unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16.

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