Ex-Southampton football coach charged with 65 child sex abuse offences

A former Southampton youth coach has been charged with a catalogue of sexual offences by police investigating historical allegations of child abuse in the football community.

Robert Higgins, 64, faces 65 counts of indecent assault committed against 23 alleged victims in the 1980s and 1990s.

The ex-Saints youth coach, known as Bob, of Litchfield Road, Southampton, will appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on July 20, Hampshire Constabulary said.


More in this Section

Wexford’s Paudie Foley insists high expectation for 2019 is no load

‘We’re back in the chasing pack,’ says Tipp’s Seamus Callanan

Galway GAA chief pledges to get past ‘damning’ financial audit

St Patrick’s Athletic snap up Miele and Drennan


Lifestyle

Family restaurants serving up more calories than fast food – here are 8 healthy swaps to make

What parents can learn from Mary Poppins

Unmasking Limerick's newest masked rapper

How to stop tensions boiling over this festive season

More From The Irish Examiner