A 57-year-old official with an Australian swimming club plead guilty this week to indecent treatment of a child, among other things, after making inappropriate advances on a 15-year-old swimmer, the Courier-Mail reports.
Frederick Roland Goddard served in a management position with a club in Brisbane, and reportedly sent multiple illicit text messages to the young swimmer, shared many Skype calls with her and even kissed her and touched her inappropriately over a period of at least a few months in 2012.
You can read the full Courier-Mail report here, but be warned that it is much more descriptive and explicit than we will be in the specifics of the harassment.
In July 2012, the girl’s parents apparently found a romantic poem written by Goddard for the swimmer, and complained to Swimming Australia. The national federation then started investigating the situation and told Goddard not to have any contact with the girl.
Goddard has been sentenced to four months in jail, according to the Courier-Mail report.