11/25/2014 07:13 EST | Updated 01/25/2015 05:59 EST

Campbell Crichton, B.C. Physiotherapist, Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 8 Women

DUNCAN, B.C. - A physiotherapist from central Vancouver Island's Cowichan Valley has been convicted of sexually assaulting eight women.

Campbell Crichton was initially charged with five counts of sexual assault in March 2011, but more complainants came forward after police called for potential victims to contact them.

By March 2013, Crichton faced 23 counts.

He won a brief pause in the court action because he successfully argued he was poor, had no lawyer and would not receive a fair trial.

The verdict against him was delivered Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court in Duncan.

A date for a sentencing hearing is expected to be set in early January. (CKAY)

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