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Sex abuse victims accuse soccer organization of failing to protect children
Sex abuse victims accuse soccer organization of failing to protect children

The American Youth Soccer Organization failed to protect children from a former Antelope Valley coach who was convicted last year of molesting 14 boys and a girl, attorneys for four of the victims alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Renoir Vincent Valenti, 55, was convicted of multiple felony and misdemeanor counts and was sentenced in April to 130 years to life in state prison. His sex crimes spanned 17 years beginning in 1995 and involved children ages 8 to 12, prosecutors said. At least six of the abused children, including some of those identified only as John Does 1 through 4 in the complaint filed Tuesday, were boys he met through coaching or...

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