A Brentford pensioner has been found guilty after sexually assaulting elderly patients he delivered medication to.

John Muttitt, 79, of Walnut Tree Road, was found guilty on Tuesday April 11 of two counts of sexual assault on two women, both aged over 85.

Muttitt was a self-employed delivery driver for a pharmacy and would deliver medication to patients at their homes, and care homes, in the Hounslow and Isleworth area.

The first incident was reported to police in July 2013 by the daughter of a victim who raised concerns over an incident of sexual touching.

The victim, partially blind and deaf with mobility issues, had an arrangement with Muttitt to deliver her medication and he was given key code access to the home.

Muttitt entered the victim's house and inappropriately touched her while pretending to carry out a medical examination, despite no experience or qualifications, police said.

He was arrested and interviewed.

He admitted touching the victim when checking her heart, but denied sexual touching and was released owing to a lack of evidence.

He was subsequently charged with four counts of sexual touching in 2016, including the assault on the first victim, following two more reported incidents in identical circumstances in 2015.

Muttitt had been delivering medicine to a second victim for months and would enter the house and talk for up to 30 minutes, police said.

The victim, who suffers cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease and has speech impediment and mobility issues, welcomed Muttitt into her home where he inappropriately touched her.

The victim reported the incidents and officers arrested Muttitt.

He was convicted of two offences relating to the first and second victim.

He was cleared of sexually assaulting a third pensioner, and the jury failed to reach a verdict on one offence involving the second victim.

PC Ben Lawrence-Smith, from Hounslow community safety unit, said: "Muttitt took advantage of the fact that these victims were elderly, vulnerable, and often living alone.

"Due to having mobility issues the victims used a pharmacy delivery service as a way of obtaining their medication without difficulty and Muttitt abused his position of trust.

"There may very well be other victims who have yet to come forward.

"We know that Muttitt was delivering medication to patients in the Hounslow area between 2010 and 2015 and would urge anyone who has yet to come forward to do so."

Muttitt will be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on May 26.

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