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Investigation into abuse allegations against Waterford sports coach

Two men are reported in today’s Irish Times to have made complaints to gardaí about being abused by the sports coach when they were in their teens.

The quays in Waterford city (File photo)
The quays in Waterford city (File photo)
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GARDAÍ HAVE CONFIRMED that they are investigating allegations by two men that they were abused by a sports coach in Waterford when they were in their teens.

A garda spokesperson has confirmed that an investigation into the allegations is ongoing following a report in today’s Irish Times that two men had made complaints that they were among a group of boys who were abused by the sports coach, now in his 60s, on a regular basis in the 1980s.

Barry Roche writes that gardaí have searched the unidentified coach’s home and seized material from it but have not yet made any arrests in connection with their investigation.

The garda spokesperson said that there were no further details about the investigation at this time.

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