Former Enfield football manager abused his position to have a relationship with a teenage girl
A former Enfield football coach has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for child sex offenses, has been banned from working with children and has been placed on the sex offender registry.
Daniel Moss, 32, of Ongar, was sentenced Monday, September 20 at Wood Green Crown Court for two counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust.
Moss was also on the Sex Offender Register for 10 years for offenses that took place between October 2017 and November 2018.
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Moss, who was a former football coach at a north London academy, had previously admitted to having sex with a teenage girl who was a student there.
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He is said to have encouraged a sexual relationship with the victim from the age of 16, having known her for several years.
He manipulated her to keep their relationship hidden.
The offenses only came to light when the girl’s friends brought the abuse to the attention of school staff.
Moss had an influential position at the academy and not only in setting up the program but also involved in coaching and mentoring student football.
Detective Sergeant Virginia Condren of the North Region Child Abuse Investigation Team said: “The evidence against Moss has shown that he took advantage of the trust of a young girl and his family. family. ”She had put him on a pedestal and his vulnerabilities meant he was able to isolate her and make her depend on him.
“He deceived and devastated his loved ones, those who admired and trusted him.
“He was considered trustworthy by those who worked with him and as such, he was able to get away with his criminal behavior. It was the victim’s friends who were concerned and they were particularly courageous in bringing the matter to the attention of the authorities. It is a great relief that Moss no longer works with children.
“The victim has been supported by family, friends and the police throughout and I know this conviction has been a great relief. His courage has been phenomenal.”
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