A British roller skater who performed at the London Olympics opening ceremony, was busted for sleeping with a 14-year-old fan. Nathan Wright, 26, hooked up with the teen last fall, after she viewed his skating clips on YouTube.
Wright and the unnamed victim corresponded with each other, with the skater persuading her to get frisky via a webcam. He also filmed himself performing a s-x act and sent it to the teen.
The two had a face to face encounter during a fan meet-and-greet. They slipped out of public view, and performed s-x acts on each other. During a second encounter in October of last year, Wright requested that the girl wear clothes that could be removed easily, before sneaking away to have intercourse in a parking lot.
"You are known as an accomplished roller-skater and have your profile on the Internet," recorder Paul Mann said at Wright's sentencing. "You have, through your skating, the opportunity to become a role model for young people. There must be young people who have followed you who feel let down by the offences you have committed."
An attorney for the girl said that she was a willing participant in the situation. "Before the text friendship developed, however inappropriately, there was genuine feeling on both sides," noted Jonathan Straw. "This is not a case where she was pressured.Unfortunately, the very rapid, almost explosive use of social networking among young people can give rise to this sort of difficulties."
Wright admitted to two counts of s-xual activity with a child, and was sentenced to five years behind bars. He's also barred from using the Internet to correspond with anyone under the age of 16, and must register as a s-x offender.
He previously served over four years for r@ping a girl when he was 18.
See photos of Wright below.