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East Ham man handed suspended sentence for Central line sex assault

PUBLISHED: 09:53 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:05 17 August 2017

The assault took place after the train left Mile End station

The assault took place after the train left Mile End station

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A man who was caught sexually assaulting a woman on the Tube has been handed a suspended sentence.

Shobankumar Jothiraman, of Sibley Grove, East Ham, was also ordered to sign the sex offender register for seven years after admitting the offence, which took place on board a Central line train between Mile End and Liverpool Street on Tuesday, August 8.

Jothiraman, 38, was seen by plain clothes British Transport Police officers walking up and down the platform at Mile End station, looking at women, before boarding.

On the train, he stood unnecessarily close to his 25-year-old victim and sexually assaulted her from behind, over her clothes.

Officers intervened and arrested him, and he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court the next day, where he was given 26 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.

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