EX-CELTIC KITMAN JIM MCCAFFERTY REMANDED OVER CHILD SEX OFFENCE

laganside-court-2FORMER Celtic FC youth coach Jim McCafferty has faced a court today for a first remand hearing charged with sexual activity with a child.

Scots-born McCafferty, 70, from Raby Street off the Ormeau Road in south Belfast, was accused at Belfast Magistrates’ Court of carrying out the offence which is alleged ┬áto have taken place between 2011 and 2014.

At the time, the victim was aged 13-16.

McCafferty was remanded in custody until next month.

The pensioner worked for several football clubs during the 1980s and 90s as a scout, kitman and youth coach.

The clubs included Celtic, Hibernians and Falkirk.

He moved to Northern Ireland seven years ago after mysteriously quitting Scottish football.

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