A FORMER nursery teacher who preyed on a young girl by telling her she was “playing” a breastfeeding game has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Wendy McGill told the child to act as a baby as she carried out the abuse at her home in Elizabethan Way, Renfrew, in the 1980s.

They pretended McGill was the mummy and went on to simulate breastfeeding, while she instructed her young victim to touch her.

The exact date of the abuse is not known but prosecutors narrowed it down to between 1986 and 1989, when the child, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, was aged between four and six and McGill was either 15, 16, 17 or 18.

She admitted her guilt during a brief hearing at Paisley Sheriff Court.

Procurator fiscal depute Keri Marshall told Sheriff James Spy there was an agreed narrative of the facts of the case, which was handed to him.

The document, seen by The Gazette, reveals the full extent of the abuse.

It states: “On a date, the exact time unknown to the complainer, whilst at the locus, the accused played a game with her.

“The accused was the mum and the complainer was her baby. The accused cradled her and asked if she was hungry and immediately pulled her top and bra down.”

McGill made the child perform sex acts on her and told her to keep what had happened “a secret.”

The court was told it took around 30 years for the victim to feel able to raise the alarm, eventually telling a woman who is married to one of McGill’s relatives.

When the woman and her husband went to see McGill, she broke down in tears and admitted: “It did happen.

“I don’t know why I done it. I can’t explain why this happened. It only happened the one time.”

When McGill appeared in court on Friday, she admitted the single charge she faced, of lewd and libidinous practices and behaviour.

Sheriff Spy then called for background reports to be prepared ahead of sentencing and adjourned the case until next month for that to be done.

He also placed McGill on the Sex Offenders Register and continued her bail.

McGill, who was accompanied at court by two friends, sobbed after admitting her guilt.

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