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Cycle coach exposed by Mirror is set to die in jail



A SERIAL paedophile exposed in the Sunday Mirror faces dying behind bars after being jailed for a THIRD time.

Michael Green was a friend of fellow monster Roy Whiting – who killed Sarah Payne, eight.

Green was convicted of attacking four boys aged 13 to 16 and a judge said jurors had “seen through his web of lies and deceit”.

Cycling coach Green, 80, was first jailed for nine years in 2014 for one rape and two indecent assaults in the 1980s.

More victims later came forward, leading to a second conviction in 2018 after the Mirror published a picture of him with evil Whiting at a cycle speedway club in Crawley, West Sussex.

Green’s latest conviction­s relate to assaults between 1973 and 1993.

A source close to the case said more offences could emerge, revealing: “There are potentiall­y hundreds of victims. Green was prolific, driven and determined. He ran clubs every night and at weekends when he wasn’t coaching at school.

“He made sure there were plenty of boys to prey on. These men, now in their 40s and 50s, are broken by it.

“We hope more men who have been reluctant to speak to police in the past can come forward now.” Green, from Hove, East Sussex, got 17-and-a-half years on Friday at Chichester Crown Court for serious sexual assault and indecent assault.

A jury heard he abused positions of trust as a school sports coach and door-to-door insurance man.

Judge Anne Arnold said: “Your kind behaviour enabled you to inveigle your way into homes and the school.

“Your denial has led to victims reliving the horror of your involvemen­t in their childhoods.”

One victim told the court: “Over the last 40 years, the stain of what he did to me has affected all areas of my life.

“To go through a cross examinatio­n was cruel. I don’t know who I might have been had I not been abused by Mick Green.”

Green taught at boys’ boarding school Windlesham House, near Worthing, for 20 years.

He also coached boys at clubs in Brighton and Sussex for basketball, cricket, ice hockey and cycle speedway. That was how he met paedophile protege Whiting, now 63, who was jailed in 2001 for killing Sarah Payne in West Sussex. The crime led to new legislatio­n to track sex offenders.

Whiting is in Wakefield Prison.

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PREDATOR Michael Green assaulted boys for decades
 ?? ?? MONSTERS Green and Whiting, right, in 1975
MONSTERS Green and Whiting, right, in 1975
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KILLED Sarah,8
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EVIL Whiting

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