Barry Bennell Biography
Born In: Manchester
Barry Bennell is a British former football coach and a convicted paedophile who has been accused of molesting his students. He had easy access to children as the coach of their football team. He led the football teams of the UK clubs between 1979 and 1990. He used to play for Chelsea under the name of Richard Jones before he began to coach for young children. Bennell was employed by Crewe Alexandra Football Club, and also had close associations with Manchester City and Stoke City. After years and years of abusing boys of his football teams, Bennell was charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy who was under 14, in 2016. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. But on 7 March 2017, fresh charges were laid upon him with further eight counts of non-recent child sexual abuse of two boys. Finally, on February 2018, he was sentenced to 31 years for his heinous crimes.