In 2016 the rate of sex abuse among youth teams in Britain came to light, when a string of ex-footballers including England internationals recounted the crimes inflicted on them which includes years of being repeatedly raped.
Last year former coach Barney Bennell was sentenced to 30 years in prison for abusing youth players, with the judge branding him “sheer evil.”
Man City said they commissioned a review in November 2016 into whether the club was used by Bennell and “any other individual to facilitate alleged sexual abuse of children from 1964 to the present day. ”
That review, which is ongoing, led to the “uncovering of serious allegations of child sex abuse in respect of another individual, John Broome.”
Bennell who was a youth team coach with City and Crew, was convicted of dozens of offences committed against 12 boys he coached between 1979 and 1991.
Broome, who is now dead, was involved in City’s youth set – up in the 1960’s.
The club’s review remains ongoing and Manchester City FC continues to be restricted as to what it can make public at present for legal reasons, ” said the club in a statement.
“The club reiterates, however, it’s heartfelt sympathy to all victims for the unimaginably traumatic experiences that they endured.
“All victims were entitled to expect full protection from the kind of harm they suffered as a result of their sexual abuse as children.”
The BBC reported that Man City would offer millions of pounds in compensation and that survivors of the most serious crimes would receive six-figure sums.
The report further stated that City know of 40 potential claimants to their fund but they are braced for more cases.