Falmouth sports therapist Clifford Pill found GUILTY of sexual assault: UPDATE

Falmouth sports therapist Clifford Pill found GUILTY of sexual assault

Falmouth sports therapist Clifford Pill found GUILTY of sexual assault

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A Falmouth sports therapist has been found guilty on three charges of sexually assaulting female clients.

Clifford Pill, aged 66 of Oakland Park, had denied inappropriately touching women he was supposed to be treating.

However, a jury at Truro Crown Court took just over an hour to find him guilty of all charges, at the end of a four-day trial.

Earlier on in the trial Pill had told the jury he did not recall treating any of the victims, he considered touching a woman's breasts or nipples to be "strictly taboo", and said that he had felt "sick to the stomach" when he first heard the allegations.

Following the verdict, the judge said: "I will between now and the time you return to be sentenced allow you to have bail, you must understand this is not to be taken by you as meaning you won't receive a custodial sentence."

A pre-sentence report will be prepared, which is likely to consider Pill's age and previous good character, along with the fact that both he and his wife have health issues, and he is expected to be sentenced at Exeter next month.

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