A paedophile from Forest Gate has been found guilty of sexually assaulting girls aged under 13 at a swimming pool where he was an instructor.

Emmanuel Brown, 60, was convicted of three counts of sexual assault by touching on December 5 after a trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

The court heard how Brown ran lessons at the swimming pool in Northumberland Park and had done so since 1995.

Police received separate reports in June and July 2020 from girls, aged under 13 at the time of the assaults, who were taught by Brown.

This was followed by a third girl who also alleged that Brown sexually assaulted her during their lessons.

The abuse of the girls took place between 2010 and 2019.

Brown will be sentenced at the same court in February.

Det Con Andri Andreou, of the North Area Command Unit, called Brown "a dangerous sexual predator" who "poses a significant risk to young children".

“Brown used his position of trust to carry out sustained sexual assaults on these three girls – his behaviour is utterly deplorable."

The detective urged anyone else who may have been abused by Brown to speak to police.

Anyone who is a victim of sexual abuse or who has information about such offences is asked to call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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