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Tennis sex teenager 'threatened by coach'


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A schoolgirl who had a lesbian relationship with a leading female tennis coach when she was 13 has told a court how she was "threatened" into having the affair.
Tennis coach in court for 'sex with pupil, 13' Former professional player Claire Lyte - the Lawn Tennis Association's young coach of the year in 2001 - is alleged to have seduced the girl when she was her coach between 2005 and 2006 in Loughborough.
Claire Lyte has received an official warning about her closeness to her pupilsThe alleged victim's mother walked in on Lyte and her daughter having sex in the teenager's bedroom after a tennis tournament, the Liverpool Crown Court jury has heard.

Lyte, 29, a former Wimbledon competitor who gave up professional tennis after an injury, has denied five counts of unlawful sexual activity with the girl.

Giving evidence in Lyte's trial today, the girl, now 15, said she "never wanted to do any of it" and was scared her tennis career would suffer if she told anyone.
"(Lyte) told me what to do," the girl, who cannot be named, said.
"She said if I was to say anything to anybody she would hurt me and she would stop my tennis completely and would tell the academy to get rid of me."
David Mason, for the defence, asked the girl why she had not spoken about Lyte's alleged threats when her mother walked in on the pair.
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He also questioned why she initially lied to police in her first interview by saying the incident in October 2005 was a one-off.
"I was still terrified of what would happen," the girl said. "I wanted to carry on with my tennis, it was always what I wanted to do."
Lyte, of Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, was given an official warning by bosses at the LTA academy about her closeness to the young girls under her pupilage in 2005.
After the girl's mother walked in on the pair, Lyte remained the girl's coach and continued to attend tennis tournaments with the girl and share accommodation for almost a year afterwards.
Lyte's defence says the allegations had been manufactured by the victim's "pushy and ambitious" mother because she was upset about her daughter's time at the tennis academy coming to an end.
The case continues.
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One of the newspapers here quoted Claire Lyte as being number 101 in the world at one point but 1001 would have been closer to the mark. She only played one Wimbledon qualifying match so "Wimbledon competitor" is stretching it a bit. It will be interesting to see what the outcome is.
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well she's kinda hot..but the fact she had sex with her 13 year old pupil is not so hot..
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Just plain sick.

If true, lock her up.

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i promise you that this case would be 100x worse if she were a dude. double standard anyone?
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people need to stop having sex all the time. there's so much more to life than orgasms!
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I don't know if I believe the girl.

Tough to know what to make of it. Shame if it's true.
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the women is a sex offender and the child's parent who walked in and said nothing at the time needs to get her ass in toruble.

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the women is a sex offender and the child's parent who walked in and said nothing at the time needs to get her ass in toruble.
*IF* this is true - don't you find it odd that the mother and daughter kept it quiet for TEN MONTHS and that the parents let Lyte keep on being her coach and travel to tourneys etc with their 13 year daughter after supposedly knowing what was going on between the two. If you walked in on omeone having sex with your 13 year old, would you let them keep training your kid for 10 months longer? That bit seems "fishy" (no pun intended) to me!

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I don't think I believe the girl either. She was like 'I knew I had to continue having sex with her because I wanted to continue my tennis'.

Oh BS, you could've just found another coach. Like she could get rid of her in the academy, what is she going to say? "Oh, she's really bad, get rid of her." I think they'll see her play themselves and make a decision based on that.

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it's stupid stuff like this that takes away from legitimate claims of sexual molestation.

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I agree @ above. This just sounds like bollocks. At best it should be a civil case not criminal. Compensation only. Smacks of vengeful pushy mom harboring illusions about her darling daughters greatness.

Between. this and that bloody 'Maddie'. We have become a nation of hysterical hypocritical pharisees. Millions murdered in Darfur and we indulge a melodrama about some blue-eyed blonde girl.

There is indeed oppression, rape, genital mutilation, and other serious crimes in the world against women and children that need urgent attention. These need to be taken seriously - but the politicians do sh!t all except hand wringing.

Yet this stuff about lesbian tennis coach gets lotta exposure. Its just tabloid porn. That's the real sleazy thing about this case.. The fact that it is a STORY pimped by the newspapers. Isnt it what a lot of straight men apparently get off on? Dont go there...

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She was found guilty -
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/200710...s-fa6b408.html

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the top female tennis coaches was convicted on Thursday of molesting a 13-year-old girl student.

Claire Lyte, 29, was found guilty on four of five counts of sexual activity with the child who was a pupil at the specialist LTA Academy. The girl, now 15, cannot be named for legal reasons.
During the two-week trial, the court heard how Lyte had been caught naked and having oral sex with the girl by the girl's mother.
The mother allowed Lyte to continue coaching her daughter because she believed Lyte, who was named young coach of the year by the LTA in 2001, was a good tennis instructor.
Lyte taught the girl for 10 more months. The girl was then dropped as a pupil because she was not deemed to be a good enough tennis prospect and the mother went to the police, the court heard.
Lyte argued she was the victim of a vindictive mother who had made up the allegations, but the jury at Liverpool Crown Court rejected that argument. She will be sentenced in November.
The case offered insights into what was described as the pushy and ambitious world of junior tennis.
Lyte, once ranked in the top 500 in the world, had to abandon her tennis career after a wrist injury.
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her tennis career would suffer
LOL what career?

This stuff only happens in the states were everyone is so over obsessed and over sensitive about abusement of any kind.
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