Sex in public pair admit pool assaults

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A COUPLE who shocked parents and children by engaging in sexual acts in an Edinburgh leisure centre before threatening staff and demanding a refund, have pleaded guilty in court.

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday, Lukasz Rutkowski, 23, and Tanya Kalonga, 21, pleaded guilty to committing a breach of the peace in the Ainslie Park Leisure Centre on August 9 this year by engaging in sexual activity, shouting, swearing, threatening pool supervisor John Kenny, and refusing to leave the pool when asked to by police officers.

Rutkowski, a Pole, also admitted assaulting two police officers and acting in a racially-aggravated manner to a third.

Kalonga, from Zimbabwe, admitted assaulting three constables and spitting at Mr Kenny.

Appearing for Rutkowski, defence agent Jim Clarke, said his client profoundly regretted the hurt he had caused.

Sentence was deferred until December 5.