Paedophile former youth coach Jim Torbett kicked out of America
The Celtic Boys’ Club founder had been living in California but was yesterday paid a visit by US Homeland Security and has since left the country.
3 MAY 2017
Torbett is questioned as he gets into his car.
Convicted paedophile Jim Torbett has been thrown out of the US after officials found out about his past, it emerged last night.
The Celtic Boys’ Club founder had been living in California but was yesterday paid a visit by US Homeland Security.
It came after the 69-year-old was tracked down and confronted on Tuesday by the BBC over fresh allegations.
Quoting US sources, the broadcaster reported last night how Torbett had been warned by immigration officials that if it’s found he had breached his visa requirements on previous convictions, he would face serious charges.
The former Celtic Boys Club coach now lives in America
He was warned to leave the country – advice he seems to have followed.
Torbett has also be added to a banned last from returning to the US.
It remained unclear last night if Torbett – from Kelvindale in Glasgow – was returning to Scotland.
Torbett, who was brought to justice after a Daily Record investigation, was allegedly booted out of the Boys’ Club in 1974 by legendary Celtic boss Jock Stein over abuse claims. But he was allowed back after Stein left in 1980.
Jim Torbett was questioned by the BBC in America
Last month, alleged victim Kenny Campbell claimed he was abused by Torbett in the 80s. A BBC Scotland documentary also alleged more offences were carried out after this time.
Torbett refused to comment when confronted at a California shopping mall by BBC’s Mark Daly.
He was jailed for two years in 1998 for abusing three former Boys’ Club players between 1967 and 1974.