School Caretaker Nigel French Found Guilty Of Spying On Girls' Changing Room

Former scout leader and devoted churchgoer Nigel French, 51, had been a maintenance worker at a Welsh high school for 21 years. So the assistant principal was shocked when he found French behind a stack of gym mats, peeping through a drilled hole into the girls' changing rooms below. And it shocked family and friends when a court found French guilty this week of attempted voyeurism.

Assistant principal John Davies went up to the viewing gallery of the swimming pool at Pen y Dre High School in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, when he heard a noise. That was curious in a part of the building used for storage. "I saw part of his feet sticking out towards the back end and I wondered what was going on," he told WalesOnline. "I could see somebody was in a semi prone position. He pushed his head above the mats and then quickly ducked back down."