Lawsuit accusing sexual abuse filed against former Saint Martin’s, Blackhills FC coach
GoalWA has the story an ugly sexual abuse lawsuit being brought against former Blackhills FC and Saint Martin’s head coach David E. Cross and Blackhills FC.
A lawsuit has been filed against David E. Cross, former head coach at Saint Martin’s University and Blackhills FC youth soccer club. On a news page at PCVALaw.com, dated September 21, 2015, a release details the allegations and suit:
“A former Thurston County woman has filed and served a lawsuit that accuses a youth soccer coach of sexually exploiting her, eventually engaging her in sexual intercourse, when she was a 17 year-old player. The woman, identified only by the initials B.W., alleges that former St. Martin’s University Men’s Soccer and Black Hills Football Club Coach David E. Cross began grooming her at age 13 and ultimately engaged in sex acts with the then-minor player multiple times, including before soccer try-outs and on trips with the team. The lawsuit names the youth league B.W. played in, Black Hills Football Club, as well as Cross and his wife, as defendants.” —
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