Football coach convicted of dozens of sexual assaults - UPDATE

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A former football coach who exploited his position to abuse young men and boys over two decades has been convicted of non-recent sex offences.

George OrmondGeorge Ormond, 62, was found guilty on 3 July, after a five-week trial at Newcastle Crown Court of 36 charges relating to the abuse of 18 victims between the mid-1970s and the mid-1990s. 

On 4 July, he was jailed for 20 years at the same court.

He preyed on his victims while working as volunteer in the Newcastle United youth program, as a coach at a boys’ football club, and helping on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme in a Newcastle school.

Gary Buckley of the CPS said: “For over two decades George Ormond abused young men and boys while working in the youth football scene in the North East of England. To many of his victims he was a figure of authority, trust and influence. Instead of nurturing and supporting them, he exploited his role to subject them to sexual abuse.

“I would like to praise the bravery of the many victims who came forward to assist with both the investigation and prosecution. 

“They gave evidence in this case which helped the CPS demonstrate that Ormond’s offending was both predatory and prolific.

“I hope today’s conviction brings some comfort to each of them in what must have been a traumatic ordeal to relive again.”

Notes to editors

Gary Buckley is a District Crown Prosecutor with the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) Unit in CPS North East.

George Ormond (DOB: 17/04/56) was convicted of the following:

• Count 1
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 2
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 3
INDECENCY WITH A CHILD, contrary to section 1(1) of the Indecency with Children Act 1960.

• Count 4
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 5
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 6
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 7
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 8
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.
• Count 9
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 10
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 11
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 12
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 13
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 14
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 15
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 16
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 17
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 18
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 19
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 20
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 21
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 22
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 23
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 24
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 25
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 26
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 27
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 28
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 29
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 30
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 31
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 33
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 34
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 35
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 36
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

• Count 37
INDECENT ASSAULT ON A MALE PERSON, contrary to section 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

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