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Sex abuse scandal rocks Joburg's Portuguese community

A Portuguse man who is the president of a soccer club, was arrested for allegedly molesting two youths.

FILE. A Portuguese man, who is president of a football club, is accused of molesting two youths. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - Another child sex abuse scandal has surfaced, involving a prominent member of the Portuguese community, who has been arrested for allegedly molesting two youths.

The Star is reporting that the man, who lives in Alberton, moved to South Africa from Portugal in the 1960s.

He's been the president of a football club, with allegations that some of his victims were young players from the team.

Next week, former tennis champion Bob Hewitt will be sentenced after being found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting three young girls more than 30 years ago.

This month, stockbroker Sidney Frankel, who was once known as the wealthiest man in Johannesburg, is expected to be summonsed for allegedly sexually abusing young children 20 years ago.

The Portuguese man is being investigated for allegedly abusing a 16 and a 21-year-old.

It's understood the man was arrested last week when one of his alleged victims told his father that he had asked for oral sex and had fondled him.

The man has since been released on bail.