Frank Darlington, a 49-year-old football coach, has revealed how he slept with teenage players attached to his training club in Lagos, Nigeria.
In his confession to detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command, Darlington, who hails from Imo State, said he had been sodomising his teenage players for over one year.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, said Darlington used to lure his players to his house under the pretence that he wanted them to assist him with house chores.
The victims are between 15 and 18 years. Darlington was arrested after some of the boys he molested reported the matter to their parents after which he was detained at the Elere Police Station, Agege.
Darlington, a divorcee, said he was usually attracted to young boys.
“I always get fascinated with boys, especially whenever I remembered my wife.
“It’s not easy living alone without a woman. I always make love to these boys through the anus. Whenever I have sexual urge, I would lure them to assist me with some house chores. It’s not every time I have sex with them.
“Sometimes, all I do is just to romance them in order to relieve myself,” he said denying ever forcing any of the boys into having anal sex with him.
“I have been making love to some of these boys over a year now. I’ve lost counts of the number of boys I had sex with.
“When I started making love to the boys, I saw it as fun. It never occurred to me that what I was doing was wrong and that God forbids it. This arrest was because one of the boys I made love to reported me to his mother, he said, noting that he was arrested when he went to the boy’s house.
“I’ve not seen the boy for almost three months. I needed to get my jersey back from him.
“I went to his mother’s shop to check on him. I didn’t know he had reported me to his elder brother. The boy’s elder brother pounced on me. I was later handed over to the police.
“I regret my action; but in everything, we should give thanks to God. If I had not been arrested, I would have continued with my terrible lifestyle. I also believe that God wanted to change me for better and showed me the true salvation of Christ.”
One of the victims narrated how the coach made love with him about five times.
“The very first time he made love to me was when I went to assist him to fetch water at his house.
“I was about to leave his house when he ordered me to lie on his bed. He said that we were about to embark on an exercise. To my surprise, he asked me to undress.
“Before I knew what was happening, he climbed on me and turned me around. He made straight for my anus with his manhood. Afterward, he threatened to kill me if I told anybody what transpired between us.”
The teenage boy, who joined the club February last year, said he quit after the incident.
Another victim said he lost count of how many times Darlington has anal sex with him.
“It’s not every time he makes love to me through the anus. Sometimes, he would hug him and discharged on my body.
“When I could no longer bear it, I informed my mother. She didn’t believe me. She, however, believed after my colleagues, who had similar encounters, shared their experiences”, he said.
The Lagos Police boss said the culprit would soon be charged to court.