A Red Deer man admitted in court Monday to luring a 15-year-old Edmonton girl with FASD and repeatedly having sex with her.
A 25-years-old man admitted to luring a 15-years-old girl with FASD he met on the internet and repeatedly having sex with her. Twice in his car, while her 14-year-old friend reminded in the back sit. Gordon Gill continued to see this girl and was later on found in the basement of his grandparent’s home with the girl sitting on his lap. Gordon would have gotten away with this if it wasn’t for the girl’s friend who notified the supervisor of their group home.
Gordon Lyle Gill, 25, pleaded guilty in Court of Queen’s Bench to charges of sexual interference and Internet luring.
According to an agreed statement of facts, Gill met the victim on a dating website targeted toward teenagers called MyLOL in mid-November of 2014. He was 23 and represented himself as being 20 and she was 15, but initially indicated she was 17.
The two chatted several times over the next few weeks by text and cellphone and discussed various sexual topics. As well, Gill sent the teen a digital photo of his penis. She sent him several pictures of herself in which she was fully clothed.
They eventually agreed to meet in person and discussed the possibility of them having sex and on Nov. 20, 2014, he picked her up in his vehicle outside a north Edmonton mall along with a 14-year-old girl who lived at the same group home as the victim.
According to the agreed facts, the three of them drove around the city for several hours with the victim in the front passenger seat and her friend in the rear. On two occasions Gill parked the vehicle and engaged in sexual activity with the victim while the other girl remained in the back seat.
The friend made several requests for Gill to return her to the group home, but he did not initially do so. Eventually, Gill dropped her off a block away because he did not want his vehicle to be seen. The girl immediately notified her supervisor and police were called.
Meanwhile, Gill and the victim remained together and spent the majority of their time in the basement of his grandparents’ home in Edmonton. During that time, they had sex five or six times.
Court heard police found them at the grandparents’ home on Nov. 22, 2014, and saw the victim sitting on Gill’s lap. She had $240 and six packs of cigarettes, which had been given to her by Gill.
Gill admits he was suspicious while chatting online with the girl that she was not 17, but did not make any inquiries about it. He also admits he was “deeply suspicious” about her being younger than she claimed after meeting her, but again made no efforts to find out.
Court heard the victim is afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and functions at a level lower than her actual age. She is also easily manipulated.
A pre-sentence report and a psychiatric assessment were ordered on Gill and a date for a sentencing hearing is slated to be set on Oct. 25.
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