Brit held for spying on Chinese swimmers

Aug 16, 2012, 09:31 IST | IANS

A Briton has pleaded guilty to voyeurism after he was caught spying on the Chinese women's swimming team during the London Olympics in their changing room

Declan Crosbie, 25, from West Yorkshire’s Leeds city, was caught peering over cubicles as team members were changing at a sports centre. After staff started searching for his whereabouts, he hid in a cubicle and tried to answer them in a woman’s voice, The Sun reported yesterday.

After finally coming out, he requested profusely before the staff not to call the police before running away, Leeds Crown Court heard.

Members of China’s Olympic swimming team. PIC/Getty Images

He was caught after a woman noticed Crosbie entering the changing room at Leeds University’s training facility.

Members of the Chinese team, training at the pool ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, also made a complaint after spotting him peeking over the cubicles.

The man is scheduled to be sentenced Sep 17 after being assessed for a sex offenders’ programme, a judge said. He also has convictions for voyeurism in 2005 and 2006.

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