He told her he wouldn't have sex with her until she was 16 because she was underage, but promised to leave his wife for her then.But that didn't stop him from taking advantage of Hayley's innocence.Pictured: Fearns School in Bacup, Lancashire Tactile and warm, Hayley liked it when Willson gave her a hug after a show, or gently rubbed her arm, or put his hands on her waist to move her out of the way during rehearsals — feeling 'butterflies' in her stomach.
An L-shaped room, flag-floored, wood-panelled, idiosyncratically decorated with shuttles, teapots, First World War shell cases, horse brasses and mysterious Victorian paintings of danger in the Afghan mountains, opens into the bar. There’s red leather bench seating around the edges of the room and wobbly tables which invariably need beer-mat adjustment, scattered throughout.
There are a couple of small rooms further on and one of them has a pool table, the pub’s only concession to modernity.
All I wanted to do was snuggle and kiss, but I pretended to like it to please him.
I was mortified,' says Hayley, who was 14 at the time.
'I never felt I could say, "I don't want to do that." I feel angry about it now, but I just wanted to make him happy.
It was never about me, it was always about what I could do for him,' she says.'Everything I knew sexually, he'd taught me.
The court heard that his first indecent assault occurred in his office at Fearns High School, a mixed comprehensive in Bacup, Lancashire, in the mid-Nineties, when he kissed the youngster and rubbed her over her clothing.
Defending Willson, Philip Holden said the father of two, whose marriage has broken down and who has lost his job as a result of the charges, 'accepts full responsibility' and 'does not seek to blame the victim'. Speaking after the case, Detective Constable Mick Smith, of Lancashire police, praised Hayley's 'enormous courage' in coming forward and said: 'Willson abused his position of trust and groomed his victim before taking advantage of her.' The court heard that his first indecent assault occurred in his office at Fearns High School, a mixed comprehensive in Bacup, Lancashire, in the mid-Nineties, when he kissed the youngster (pictured here age 14) and rubbed her over her clothing'Telling the police was never about ruining his life or hurting his family.
He said they didn't get on any more, didn't have fun — all the cliches — and that he'd met his soulmate in me.