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Released On 16th May 2018

Kit Carson Arrested

Kit Carson, whose real name is Michael Carson, now a 74 year old man enjoying his retirement, has been arrested on suspicion of a string of historic child sex abuse charges dating back to the 70’s.

Carson was a football scout and worked for clubs including Norwich City, Peterborough United and Cambridge United.  Carson was also an academy Director at Histon Football Club and formerly the director of the academy at Peterborough from 1993 to 2001, where he is said to have worked with young players that later went on to play in the Premier League.  Before Peterborough, Carson was youth manager at Norwich for a decade.  After leaving the club he moved to Cambridge United, where he worked as head of talent development until 2005.

Carson appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday, May 15 following his arrest January last year on suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault.

Carson, a flamboyant Irishman spoke to confirm his date of birth and nationality.  He is charged with various counts of historic child sex abuse.  Carson denies 13 counts of indecent assault and one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.  The Court heard accusations that on one occasion Carson told the victim, a boy under the age of 13 to exercise naked in a hotel room.

A date for the trial to start is yet to be set.  It is expected to last up to six weeks, will be presided over by Judge David Farrell QC.

If you have been abused at a football or sports club, or suffered sexual abuse in the context of a sporting pursuit, then please contact Robert Shaw or Samantha Robson who both specialise in sexual abuse compensation.  Robert is currently acting for a number of victims who were sexually abused by football coaches and Sam has brought successful claims involving swimming coaches.  For a free no obligation and confidential call please contact us by email on robert@robsonshaw.uk or sam@robsonshaw.uk or call us on 01392 345333.

Tags: Abuse in sport, Child abuse