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Six men sexually abused as boys by a former sports coach in Waterford in the 1980s have begun a civil action against the State for failing to protect them after they allege various State agencies were made aware of the abuse.
The men were among 10 complainants who saw their abuser Bill Kenneally (66) of Laragh, Summerville Avenue, Waterford, sentenced to 14 years in jail last February.
He pleaded guilty to 10 sample counts, from a total of 71, that he indecently assaulted the boys between October 31st, 1984, and December31st, 1987.
The Garda investigation which led to Kenneally’s conviction started in 2012 when one of Kenneally’s victims, Jason Clancy (45) from Waterford, contacted gardaí after discovering that Kenneally was still involved in coaching basketball with a club in Waterford. Read More