Fife swimming pool perv sentenced for spying on naked woman
A Dunfermline teenager, who was caught peeking over a changing room cubicle at a naked woman, has been sentenced in court.
The young woman was shocked to see the perv peering down on her after she took off her bathing suit.
The woman was standing naked as Sean Adam peeked over from the next cubicle.
He apologised after the woman shouted “What the f*** are you doing?” and called him a “f****** creep”.
A terrified Adam then remained in the locked cubicle after the woman’s partner found out what had happened and kicked his door shouting “Perv”.
Adam later asked to be allowed to leave by a back door because he was too scared to go out by the main exit.
The incident occurred after the couple had gone with their kids to the pool at Carnegie Leisure Centre in Dunfermline.
Adam (18) appeared for sentencing for voyeurism at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He was previously found guilty of a charge that on 5th May last year at Carnegie Swimming Pool, Pilmuir Street, he observed a woman by peering into a changing cubicle occupied by her when she was in a state of undress.
Adam, from Dunfermline, claimed he had stood up on a bench in the cubicle to “drip dry” after leaving his towel in the shower area.
However, the sheriff did not believe his story and put Adam on the sex offenders’ register.
The 24-year-old victim told the court she had been at the pool with her partner and their children.
She left the pool first to get changed and was then going to help the children after their swim.
She had removed her swimsuit and was naked when she looked up and saw eyes peering down on her.
“When I looked up there was a head looking over. I saw the hair, the top of the head and the eyes. It was a male,” she said.
The woman shouted, “What the f*** are you doing?”
She then put her clothes on and left the cubicle to tell her partner and a member of staff.
The cubicle where Adam was remained locked while this was going on and the woman then contacted the police.
Graham Smith (35) was duty manager at the pool on the day of the incident and asked Adam to accompany him to his office to speak about what had happened.
“He kept saying ‘I’m sorry’ before I’d even said what the allegation was,” said Mr Smith.
“He said he stood on the bench because his clothes had fallen on the floor and he didn’t want them to get wet. It seemed a bit odd. If my clothes fell on the floor, I’d just pick them up. I wouldn’t have stood on a bench.”
He added, “He was scared and nervous and didn’t want to leave the centre by the main door. I let him out by a back door.”
At the trial, Sheriff Charles MacNair told Adam he did not believe his version of events and found him guilty.
After reading a social work report, Sheriff MacNair imposed a community payback order with two years’ supervision and Adam will be on the sex offenders register for the same period.