Celtic boys club founder Jim Torbett to appeal sentence for child abuse

Jim Torbett. Picture by John Devlin
Jim Torbett. Picture by John Devlin
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A former youth football coach who helped set up Celtic Boys Club will appeal against his conviction for historical child sex offences.

James Torbett was jailed for six years in July following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

The 71-year-old, known as Jim, was found to have abused his position of trust to sexually abuse three boys over eight years in the 1980s and 1990s.

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His victims, aged between five and 18, were abused at a number of locations.

A spokesman for the Judicial Office for Scotland: “We can confirm that a notice of intention to appeal against conviction and sentence has been received.”