August 2023

Former swim instructor jailed over child abuse

A paedophile who committed sexual assaults against a teenager whilst working as a swimming coach has been jailed.

Between 1980 and 1984, Peter Brown was a swim instructor in Luton and during that time he sexually assaulted a teenage boy.

The victim reported that Brown touched him inappropriately and forced him to touch him inappropriately on several occasions, with the offences happening at locations in Luton and around the country.

Brown, 71, of Ashery Drive, Plymouth, was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault on a male and two counts of indecent assault with a child.

He was sentenced to three years and six months in prison on Friday (4 August) at Luton Crown Court.