Former Newcastle United coach George Ormond has been charged with 29
counts of historical child sexual offences.
The offences are alleged to have been committed between 1973 and 1998.
The 61-year-old, of Newton Abbot, will appear before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on June 9.
Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said the force has had a dedicated team investigating allegations of non-recent child abuse within the sporting community since December last year.
“Our specially trained officers have been supporting those who have taken the hugely brave step of speaking to us,” he said.
“Our investigations are continuing and we urge anyone who may have been a victim of abuse or has any information about suspected abuse within any sporting community to come forward and report it to us.”