Probation for former Naperville coach accused of sexually abusing player
A 23-year-old Naperville woman accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl she met while volunteering as a girls basketball coach at Hill Middle School in Naperville has received probation.
Shakyla Wilson, of the 700 block of Wildflower Circle, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of attempted criminal sexual abuse and received two years of sex offender probation. Wilson, originally charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a felony, once faced up to seven years in prison.
The deal was worked out during a closed-door meeting with prosecutors, defense attorneys and Judge John Kinsella.
Wilson also must complete 15 days of the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (SWAP) and sex offender counseling.
Prosecutors said officials from the Indian Prairie Unit District 204 school contacted Naperville police in February 2015 after learning of the alleged inappropriate contact between Wilson and the girl.
An investigation by the DuPage County Children's Advocacy Center found Wilson and several girls from the basketball team went to the movies together on Feb. 20, 2015.
After the movie, Wilson spent the night with the girls at one of the player's homes. Authorities said the alleged sexual contact took place during that sleepover.
District 204 officials previously confirmed Wilson began volunteering at Hill at the end of January 2015 to assist with after-school activities and practices. She was working in an unpaid, unofficial capacity.
When the school became aware of the allegations, Wilson was told she couldn't be on school property.