A British woman arrested for underage sex in the US had treatment for sex addiction as a teenager, her former lover has claimed.
Sarah McGill, who was arrested at a hotel in Orlando and accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy for £340, would also regularly cheat on her young girlfriend, it was alleged.
McGill met Emma McWatters, 27, a body piercer, she was just 14 and Emma was 13 at a rock night at a local liberal club in Hawick, Scotland.
Emma said McGill had a split personality and although she could be quiet and reserved, she was so preoccupied with sex that she had sex addiction counselling as a teenager.
In an interview with MailOnline, Emma said: ‘It obviously didn’t work.
‘Sarah was such a quiet girl but obsessed with sex. It was like she had two personalities, the quiet Sarah who barely spoke, and her double life sleeping with people.’
McGill appeared in court in Florida earlier this week, charged with lewd or lascivious battery.
She and the teenage boy allegedly started texting each other before they arranged to meet at in a Marriott hotel room in Orlando and had sex.
Recalling her first meeting with McGill, Emma said the girls swapped numbers and started texting and chatting to each other and would meet up and hang out together.
They didn’t start a sexual relationship until she was older, but once, when the girls were out drinking in a park, McGill pulled down her trousers in front of friends.
Emma, who is now happily married to Sharon, 40, said: ‘I was shocked and embarrassed. I was only 14 and not yet sexually active. I couldn’t believe she did it and I was really upset, but I loved Sarah.
‘She tried to give me oral sex but I didn’t let her. She said we should go back to mine but we didn’t that night.
‘We started a sexual relationship later on. Sarah was bisexual and said she had relationships with men, but that she was only seeing me.’
However Emma claimed that McGill saw several other people during their relationship.
‘She was so beautiful and I just wanted to be with her so I was blinded by that and put up with it.’
Over the years, Emma said she found endless messages on McGill’s phone and computer allegedly showing she was seeing other men.
She had several different identities and profiles on sites like Adult Friend Finder, Vampire Freaks and web cam sites where she allegedly shared naked photos and videos.
But they carried on seeing each other and Emma says McGill would come to her house up to five times a week and each time she would want sex.
She said: ‘She wasn’t very body confident then. She was very skinny and had small boobs and wasn’t very active when it came to sex.
‘But then she started lying to me and saying she had to go away. I found out it was to see other men.’
Emma says McGill went completely off the rails in 2011 when her mum died of cervical cancer. Before, her mum had given her money and McGill was studying art at Borders College.
She moved from the family home into her own place in Galashiels, Selkirkshire, and allegedly started drinking heavily.
‘She would drink a bottle of red wine a day. She didn’t eat. She’d have a slice of toast and just take vitamins and meal replacement drinks because she was so obsessed with being skinny.
‘Sarah wanted a celebrity lifestyle. She wanted to be famous. Instead of buying food and putting money in the electric meter, she’d buy Louis Vuitton shoes.
‘My mum was worried about me. She just wanted me to be happy and she knew Sarah was hurting me and has seen me upset.
‘Eventually when I was 18 I decided I’d had enough. We split up. Sarah messaged a few times but I never really heard from her after that.
‘But I knew she was in a bad place.’