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With a St Kilda jumper as bait, paedophile coaches turned boyhood dreams into nightmares – ABC News

Using a coveted St Kilda jumper as bait, a 1970s paedophile ring turned the Saints Little League dreams of many boys into a nightmare. Russell Jackson reports on…

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Like so many other boys, he could ignore the uncomfortable moments if it meant pulling on a St Kilda jumper. It was 1976. He was 11 years old. A friendly man with a doting wife and a baby in the pram beside them offered him a game in the Saints Little League team.
The man said he was the team manager, or maybe the assistant coach. The boy was flattered by the attention, so the precise details barely mattered. It felt like the day his football dream was moving closer to reality.
Like so many who…

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