Prosecutor to widen probe into alleged sex abuse

BUENOS AIRES – An Argentine prosecutor is to widen an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of young players at Argentine top-flight club Independiente, saying she believes such incidents may be happening at other soccer clubs.

Maria Soledad Garibaldi last week opened an inquiry into reports that youth players were forced into prostitution by a 19-year-old player at Independiente, one of Argentina’s most successful clubs.

“I am sure there are more cases and that this didn’t just happen at Independiente,” Garibaldi told local radio on Monday.

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