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Central line groper who assaulted a woman between Stratford and Leyton convicted
A married man who sexually assaulted two women on the Tube has been banned from the underground for five years - unless he is accompanied by his wife.
William Guerrero-Maunay, 39, inappropriately touched a 25-year-old on an eastbound train between Stratford and Leyton on the Central line in November last year.
He then fled the train when it stopped at Leyton station.
Then three days later he assaulted another woman, aged 39, on a train between Liverpool Street and Bank, also on the Central line.
Undercover British Transport Police (BTP) officers, who had been watching Guerrero-Maunay after noticing he was acting suspiciously, arrested him on the train.
Guerrero-Maunay, of Tennyson Road in Stratford, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday February 19 and pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault.
He was sentenced six weeks in prison suspended for two years and placed on the sex offenders register for seven years, along with a sex offenders prevention order temporarily banning him from the Tube.
Speaking after the sentencing, PC Olly Saunders, of BTP’s Public Protection Unit, said: “While this type of offence is extremely rare, we know that it is an extremely upsetting and intimidating experience for anyone who is a victim.
“We take sexual assaults very seriously and do everything we can to identify and arrest those responsible.
“I urge anyone who suspects they have been a victim of an offence like this to report it to police so that it can be properly investigated.
“Reporting the offence is crucial as it helps our team of officers to build a picture of an offender’s behaviour and establish their pattern of travel across the network. We can then increase police patrols and secure CCTV evidence, increasing the likelihood of an arrest and conviction."
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