A former Queensland state cricketer, convicted of 25 child sex offences, has been sentenced to 12 years' jail in the ACT Supreme Court.
Ian Harold King, 68, was convicted of the charges against five victims who he coached as junior cricketers in Canberra between 1988 and 1998.
As a 16-year-old Aboriginal boy in Queensland in 1960, King prostituted himself in public toilets to earn money.
In sentencing Justice Richard Refshauge acknowledged King's appalling upbringing.
But he said King's victims had their trust abused and experienced shame and guilt, even though they are the victims.
Justice Refshauge said a lengthy jail term must be imposed.
King will be eligible for parole after seven years and six months.