Help us keep evil Torbett locked up
The sister of a youth player abused by paedophile Celtic Boys Club coach Jim Torbett yesterday pleaded with other victims to come forward.
Michelle Gray believes there are more survivors who were targeted by the disgraced businessman.
Her brother Andrew, who played for the coach in the late 80s and early 90s, gave evidence which helped nail Torbett, who was last week jailed for six years.
Andrew, 41, died last year in an accident in Australia.
Michelle, 43, said she hopes a trust being set up in his name will help other victims to contact police.
She said: “We hope that, through the courage shown by Andrew, more victims will come forward.”
Torbett, 71, was jailed for sexually abusing three boys over an eight-year period.
He was previously locked up for abusing boys in 1998.
Celt ic FC la st week expressed “deep regret” over Torbett’s crimes but insisted Celtic Boys Club were a separate organisation.
In 2002, we revealed how Celtic maintained a link with Torbett’s business after he was jailed. They had a £ 250,000- a-year contract with the Trophy Centre, where Torbett was a director before resigning in 2000.
Celtic cut ties with the firm after the contract expired.