A PERVERT found guilty of a ‘gross’ sex act in front of a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool shower room turned up drunk for his sentencing, forcing the court to postpone the hearing.

Former NHS manager Neil Brown was convicted by a jury of engaging in sexual activity in front of a child, following a trial held at Worcester Crown Court in January.

The 53-year-old’s sentencing was scheduled to go ahead at the city court on Friday, and Brown did attend the morning hearing. But Judge Nicholas Cartwright decided to postpone it as Brown was drunk.

Brown, who had enjoyed bail, was remanded in custody.

The trial had heard that Brown, of Alcester Road, Feckenham, looked at the boy, smiled and raised his eyebrows as he performed the act at Droitwich Leisure Centre on December 16, 2017.

Because of Brown’s not guilty plea the boy, now 12, had to attend court and answer questions about his ordeal in front of a jury.

The boy compared the act to Brown ‘shaking a bottle’, but the defendant claimed he could not have committed the offence because he had suffered from erectile dysfunction.

Police also found he had sent photos of himself in a state of arousal in November 2017 to another man, despite saying he had erectile dysfunction.

The jury convicted Brown by a majority of 11 to one after four hours and 19 minutes of deliberation on January 19.

Brown is due to be sentenced this Wednesday, February 26.

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