Trainer who worked in Skipton and Keighley areas groomed year-old By Jenny Boy Walsall gay An infatuated soccer coach has been locked up for grooming a gifted girl footballer and having a sexual relationship with.
He was jailed for 18 months and banned from working with children for ten years. Mr Clews said Whittaker and the girl met at a Bdsm Walsall county club sports day in the Keighley and Skipton area.
He knew she was 14 but contacted her on Facebook.
The court heard that the head of Pro Skills saw the pair together and warned Whittaker not to make himself vulnerable to any allegations. He broke the rules by texting her and she began looking to him for emotional support, Mr Clews said.
Whittaker groomed the girl, telling her she was gorgeous and that he thought the world of. They started kissing and Whittaker progressed to sexual touching.
He told the police the girl flirted with him City of London singles ladies he had no sexual interest in.
He was an immature young man who was 21 at the time he committed the offences.