Football Coach jailed for Historic Sexual Abuse of Boys

A football coach who trained as a social worker to prey on boys as young as eight during the 1970s and 1980s is jailed after four decades.

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"Hussyin abused his authority and access to children as a football coach"

Chetin Hussyin, aged 66, of Cornwall, was jailed for 14 years on Friday, September 28, 2018, at Blackfriars Crown Court after being found guilty of historic sexual offences against three boys during the 1970s and 1980s.

His tenant, Robert Thompson, aged 63, of Maida Vale, West London, was jailed for five years after being found guilty of two counts of indecent assault on a male.

The Court heard that Hussyin worked as an under 16s football coach on Turnpike Lane, Haringey, between 1971 and 1973.

It was in his role as a football coach where he befriended two boys, aged 16 and 14.

He became friends with the two victims before luring them to his former home in Hornsey, North London where he sexually assaulted them.

Along with Thompson, Hussyin moved to another address in Highbury.

In 1977, Hussyin became a youth worker before training to be a social worker for Haringey Council where he met the third victim.

He used his position of power to start sexually abusing the boy, aged eight.

Hussyin invited the boy over for sleepovers where he would carry out the assaults.

The victim’s parents trusted Hussyin to look after their son due to his profession, but the abuse continued.

In 1981, Hussyin and Thompson moved to an address in Muswell Hill, where Thompson became involved with the abuse of the boy, now 11.

The youngest victim came forward to police in May 2016 and an investigation was launched by the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command (CASO).

Another victim came forward in December 2016 and the third in 2017.

Hussyin was found guilty of two counts of buggery, two counts of indecency with a child and eight counts of indecent assault on a male between 1971 and 1984.

Thompson was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court of two counts of indecent assault on a male between 1971 and 1984.

Detective Constable Dee Molloy, from CASO, said:

“Hussyin abused his authority and access to children as a football coach and social worker to befriend young boys before sexually assaulting them, at times with his lodger Thompson.”

According to the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS), Hussyin was a registered social worker until his suspension in December 2017.

Although Haringey Council confirmed he had left their employment in 1983.

DC Molloy added: “We would like to thank the victims for their courage in coming forward, their evidence has been crucial in securing these convictions.”

According to DC Molloy, there may be more victims of the two convicted and urges anyone with any information to come forward.

She said: “We believe there may well be further victims of Hussyin and Thompson out there.”

“We urge anyone with information to come forward and report it to police.”

“You will be treated with the upmost respect and confidentiality.”

A Haringey Council spokesperson added: “Our thoughts are with the victims in this case.”

“We wholeheartedly support the police efforts to support anyone else who may have been affected.”

If you know of someone who is being subjected to sexual abuse contact the police or report it on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection website.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”


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