‘Lick your fingers … think about you’: Exposed – the sickening lyrics lacrosse coach who played for Australia sent girl, 15 – as she bravely shares her ordeal
- Coach, 51, gets suspended sentence after teen sexual texts
- The victim, then 15, agreed to share her experiences in helping other girls
- Gerard Dominic Wills directed the WA District Court over explicit texts to the girl
A teen has bravely spoken out about the disturbing texts she received from her sports coach when she was only 15 years old.
The victim chose to speak publicly about her ordeal when her former lacrosse coach was given a suspended sentence after admitting the crime.
Gerard Dominic Wills, 51, who once represented Australia in the sport, was given a 16-month suspended sentence for asking the girl to perform sexual acts on herself and send him photos.
Gerard Dominic Wills, 51, who once represented Australia in the sport, was given a 16-month suspended sentence for asking the girl to perform sexual acts on herself and send him photos
The brave teenager, now 19, said that while the past four years had been difficult, she was relieved that the crime had been admitted, despite hoping for a prison sentence.
‘I am quite disappointed … I was hoping he would go to prison. But I just wanted the guilty plea. I just wanted a closure. I just wanted it done, ”she said The Western Australian.
She said she had decided to speak up so that other young women would be encouraged to report their own experiences.
In the sentencing hearing, the WA court heard how Wills met the girl while coaching the girls under 15’s lacrosse team.
The teenager suffered from a number of mental health issues the same year and had self-harm to the point of attempting suicide.
Wills (pictured) pleaded guilty to using electronic communications to persuade a person under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity
Over the course of two years, she began to rely on him for support, even after he stopped coaching her. ‘
“I was very dependent on him,” she said.
However, in July 2016, Wills sent her 40 text messages in one night, including a series of messages encouraging her to engage in sexual acts and then send him photos.
Wills asked her to ‘lick your fingers’ and a ‘try a vibrator’ and later he asked ‘can you send a picture?’.
He later asked her repeatedly to remove the lyrics.
The teenager said she had only built up the courage to speak after a few years and he stopped talking to her.
Wills pleaded guilty to using electronic communications to persuade a person under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity.
Allegations of indecent association with a child over 13 and under 16 were later dropped.
The victim said she had not received any of the messages and immediately found them ‘inappropriate’.
Wills also received a restraining order that prevented him from contacting the victim.