Ex-Newcastle youth coach faces 29 sexual abuse charges

The incidents allegedly occurred between 1973 and 1998. (AP Photo)

NEWCASTLE, England — Police say a former youth soccer coach for Newcastle has been charged with 29 sexual abuse offences.

Northumbria police say 61-year-old George Ormond has been charged for "historic sexual offences between 1973 and 1998."

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best says "we have had a dedicated team investigating allegations of non-recent child abuse within the sporting community since December last year."