Collingwood release statement after super-fan's child sex charges

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Joffa Corfe, pictured here at the AFL Preliminary Final in 2018.
Joffa Corfe celebrates a goal during the AFL Preliminary Final in 2018. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Jeffrey 'Joffa' Corfe, the former leader of Collingwood's cheer squad, has been charged by police over the alleged abuse of a teenage boy.

The 60-year-old is due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court again in July on two charges of sexual penetration of a child under 16.

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It's understood the charges relate to allegations Corfe abused a 14-year-old boy in Melbourne in 2005.

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One of Collingwood's most recognisable fans, Corfe was condemned by the club in March over comments he made calling on "Indian workers" to be removed from aged care jobs.

The club said while he had a long association with the organisation, he was not a member.

Collingwood issued a statement on Thursday morning.

"Collingwood condemns without qualification inappropriate conduct of any kind but cannot, and will not, comment on matters before the courts," it said.

He's on bail and due to face a committal mention on July 30.

Joffa Corfe, pictured here at a game between Collingwood and the Adelaide Crows in 2014.
Joffa Corfe at a game between Collingwood and the Adelaide Crows in 2014. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

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