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British police say soccer child sex scandal widespread

3:53pm EST - 01:06

Authorities investigating allegations of widespread child sex abuse find possible links across some 98 clubs, including some from the Premier League. Gavino Garay reports.

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The British investigation into child sex misconduct allegations involving soccer players and clubs dating back to the 70s has revealed widespread abuses -- some even from the Premier League. Police say they now have more than 80 potential suspects across nearly 100 clubs, following an inquiry sparked by former players Andy Woodward and Jason Dunford who came forward in late November saying they had been abused as children. The police findings show 98 percent of the victims were male, aged between seven and 20. One accusers has said there are "hundreds, if not thousands" of similar cases of players who have not come forward. The tips came in after police set up a hotline. They received hundreds of referrals that involved more than 300 victims who say they were abused by coaches. The British Football Association has launched an internal review into what has been called on the the biggest crises to affect the sport.

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British police say soccer child sex scandal widespread

3:53pm EST - 01:06