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Malaga school football trainer awaits trial for grooming of children

Investigations began after a number of adololescents reported online blackmail.
Investigations began after a number of adololescents reported online blackmail. / SUR
  • A trainer at the Malaga FC training school has allegedly contacted adolescents through social media to encourage them to send intimate images of themselves

A football trainer from the Malaga FC training school has been arrested by the National Police after being accused of grooming teenagers. He allegedly contacted them through social media to encourage them to send intimate images of themselves.

Malaga FC has not officially spoken about the arrest, but sources close to the club said that management is involved helping police.

The accused appeared in court on Monday and the judge ruled that he be kept in prison whilst he awaits trial, with no chance of bail.

The investigations, which remain open, began after a number of adolescents came forward to say that they were being blackmailed by social media users who told victims that they possessed certain images of them and were threatening to make the images public if the teens did not agree to send intimate photos of themselves.

This is not the first case of this kind in Malaga. Football trainer J. C. C. F. (arrested in 2016) is currently in prison, convicted of the sexual abuse of minors. In February of this year, another football trainer was sentenced to nine years in prison for the abuse of minors.