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Footballer Jailed For 24 Years

An England-based footballer has been sentenced to 24 years behind bars.

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According to the BBC, former Rochdale goalkeeper Jonathan Diba-Musangu has been jailed for 24 years for sex attacks on six different victims.

The 23-year-old was found guilty of rape, with the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) saying the Congolese-born footballer met most of his victims through a church in Rochdale.

"It's taken immense bravery for these victims to come forward and cooperate with us as we pieced together his gruesome acts," said Det Insp Julie Maxwell.

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"Diba-Musangu abused his position of power within the church and may well have had a successful footballing career ahead of him before the work of detectives have led to where he is now - behind bars."

Musangu was arrested in 2018 when he was on the books for Mossley FC after he was reported to authorities, with the jailed footballer guilty of sexually abusing a girl as young as seven in 2012.

The report continued: "The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) also said he raped a 12-year-old girl at a summer camp four years later.

"He was jailed at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court for 12 offences including three counts of rape of a child under 13 and two counts of rape.

"Diba-Musangu, of Fernhurst Street, Chadderton, was also convicted of two counts of sexually assaulting a child under 13, two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and three counts of sexual activity with a child."

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