An ex-BBC worker who indecently assaulted a lady greater than 30 years in the past was instructed his “previous has caught up” as he was convicted.
Geoffrey Wheeler, 71, was discovered responsible of touching a lady’s breasts at a BBC workplace in Milton Keynes within the 1980s.
Recorder Alexander Layton QC instructed Southwark Crown Courtroom the sufferer was “palpably susceptible” on the time.
Wheeler, charged below Operation Yewtree, was cleared of 4 different fees of historic indecent assault.
It’s the sixth conviction for the Scotland Yard intercourse abuse inquiry – following Max Clifford, Chris Denning, Paul Gadd, who’s also referred to as Gary Glitter, Dave Lee Travis and Rolf Harris, who faces an extra trial.
Wheeler, who had denied all 5 counts, was sentenced to 50 hours of unpaid work, instructed to pay £150 to the sufferer and £500 in the direction of the prosecution’s prices.
Wheeler – who shares a reputation with former BBC Songs Of Reward presenter Geoffrey Wheeler who died in 2012 – was employed on the BBC’s Open College programme.
Sentencing, Recorder Layton instructed him: “Your previous behaviour has caught up with you.”
He added: “You might have proven no regret to your behaviour.”