Pervert found guilty of ‘disturbing’ Aqua Vale sex attacks

Aqua Vale in Aylesbury
Aqua Vale in Aylesbury

A pervert has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two teenage girls and spying on another at Aqua Vale.

Anthony Crawford, 40, reached under a changing room cubicle and touched two girls, aged 15 and 16, as they perched on a bench.

Crawford, of Blenheim Crescent in Luton, also spied on a 19 year old while she was changing at the same Aylesbury swimming pool less than a month later.

Judge Justin Cole described his crimes as ‘concerning’ and ‘disturbing’ and he only postponed sentencing so a psychiatric test can be completed.

Crawford – who pleaded not guilty – was remanded in custody.

Judge Cole said: “These are extremely serious offences and it gives me fear that further offences could be committed if you are given bail.

“You have forced the young complainants to go through the trial without showing even a flicker of remorse.

“What I have in mind is a substantial custodial sentence.”

Crawford was convicted by a unanimous jury verdict today following a two-day trial at Amersham Law Courts and he will be sentenced on October 21.