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Pervert Torbett is found guilty of abusing Bhoys.

FORMER Scotland soccer ace Alan Brazil was jubilant last night as the pervert who abused him as a boy faced jail.

But Brazil, 39, now a pundit for Sky Sports, accused senior Celtic officials of sweeping sex allegations against Boys' Club founder Jim Torbett under the carpet.

He said: "The people at director level at Celtic Park who knew about this should think shame of themselves for doing nothing about it."

Businessman Torbett, 51, was found guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court of acts of shameless indecency on three boys between 1968 and 1974.

He will be sentenced later this month.

During the seven-day trial, Celtic legend Jock Stein was accused of leading a cover-up of the abuse after Torbett's dismissal in 1974.

Brazil added: "This is a victory for justice and for the three former Celtic boys.

"But it is also a victory for the scores of other victims who may have been abused but have not had the courage to come forward."

Former Celtic Boys' Club boss Tony McGuiness, said: "I am very disappointed that the greatest Celt of all time, Jock Stein, had to be dragged into this case unnecessarily."
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Author:Hardaker, Paul
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 13, 1998
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