Lacrosse 'team mom' accused of raping 11-year-old boy who was friends with her son
The victim's mother reported that her son, who was on the lacrosse team, had been having sex with Su Dillon since he was 11 years old.
A lacrosse coach's wife, who was also considered to be the 'team mom', has been accused of raping an 11-year-old team member, as per reports from Pierce County prosecutors. 44-year-old Su Dillon was charged on Wednesday with four counts of first-degree rape of a child.
KIRO 7 reported investigators saying that Dillon allegedly had sex with the boy between May 20, 2014 and May 19, 2015. Investigation in the case, as per reports, started April 5, 2019, when police received a call from the victim's mother.
According to the probable cause documents, the victim's mother reported that her son, who was on the lacrosse team, had been having sex with Dillon since he was 11 years old. She further revealed that the boy had begun cutting himself, was suicidal and missing school, since the last couple of years, after which, she had sent him to live with his father in Virginia.
The victim's mother further revealed that her child started to show signs of improvement and as revealed by the court documents, during counseling this year, the boy disclosed having sex with Dillon. The boy revealed to the police that he was 10 when Dillon allegedly kissed him on the lips at her house, beginning a sexual relationship with him. After that, he used to spend a lot of time at Dillon's place since he was also friends with her son who was on the team. He added that they had sex four times: twice at Dillon's home, once at his house and once during a lacrosse trip in San Diego.
The court documents further stated, “He said one time on a ride home she pulled over and told him that what they were doing was a secret because she wanted their relationship to continue and become more serious”, and that “the first time they had sex he was spending the night at her house”.
On April 30, when interviewed by investigators, Dillon denied having sex with the child, and said she was not the "team mom," but would help out the team. Court documents state that Dillon initially tried to blame the child for their sexual encounters, saying he had initiated the relationship.
"But an 11-year-old cannot initiate sexual contact with a female adult,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman detective Ed Troyer. “The female adult has all the culpability here.” She later admitted to having sex with the victim, saying that she "was the adult and should have known better." She also admitted to "having problems in her marriage and that the victim made her feel good."
Later on, as court documents state, Dillon said she knew it was wrong and wanted to end the relationship. She also denied that this happened with any other boys, though investigators are concerned there are other victims who have not come forward.
“So what we need to find out now is if there are other victims out there,” said Troyer. Meanwhile, Dillon pleaded not guilty to four counts of child rape and was released from the Pierce County Jail without bail while she awaits trial.