Central line groper who assaulted a woman between Stratford and Leyton convicted

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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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11:48am Sat 23 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

This sounds a weird condition.

If his wife leaves him for what he has done he will have to find a new wife to travel on the train?

Not a good basis for any relationship really.
This sounds a weird condition. If his wife leaves him for what he has done he will have to find a new wife to travel on the train? Not a good basis for any relationship really. Cornbeefur
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12:34pm Sun 24 Feb 13

cat-lover says...

Dirty little bugger. I feel sorry for his wife.
Dirty little bugger. I feel sorry for his wife. cat-lover
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8:04pm Sun 24 Feb 13

tmann says...

SXH wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This sounds a weird condition. If his wife leaves him for what he has done he will have to find a new wife to travel on the train? Not a good basis for any relationship really.
Thats no excuse, many more men need checking as they stand far too close to women on the underground.


Cornbeefur please stop making comments on other articles saying i have made comments (soup kitchen)
Difficult not to during the morning crush hour but this guy sounds like a total sad case.
[quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This sounds a weird condition. If his wife leaves him for what he has done he will have to find a new wife to travel on the train? Not a good basis for any relationship really.[/p][/quote]Thats no excuse, many more men need checking as they stand far too close to women on the underground. Cornbeefur please stop making comments on other articles saying i have made comments (soup kitchen)[/p][/quote]Difficult not to during the morning crush hour but this guy sounds like a total sad case. tmann
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9:24pm Sun 24 Feb 13

SXH says...

tmann wrote:
SXH wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote: This sounds a weird condition. If his wife leaves him for what he has done he will have to find a new wife to travel on the train? Not a good basis for any relationship really.
Thats no excuse, many more men need checking as they stand far too close to women on the underground. Cornbeefur please stop making comments on other articles saying i have made comments (soup kitchen)
Difficult not to during the morning crush hour but this guy sounds like a total sad case.
True.
[quote][p][bold]tmann[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This sounds a weird condition. If his wife leaves him for what he has done he will have to find a new wife to travel on the train? Not a good basis for any relationship really.[/p][/quote]Thats no excuse, many more men need checking as they stand far too close to women on the underground. Cornbeefur please stop making comments on other articles saying i have made comments (soup kitchen)[/p][/quote]Difficult not to during the morning crush hour but this guy sounds like a total sad case.[/p][/quote]True. SXH
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10:30pm Sun 24 Feb 13

SXH says...

correction: comments and not commenys
correction: comments and not commenys SXH
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11:11pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Walthamster says...

SXH, don't let him get to you. Just ignore him. He's not worth your time.
SXH, don't let him get to you. Just ignore him. He's not worth your time. Walthamster
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10:32am Mon 25 Feb 13

myopinioncounts says...

A young woman on the tube, feeling something lightly rubbing up her bare leg swung around ready to tackle a groper only to find it was the handle of a tennis racket sticking out of the sports bag belonging to another young woman who was oblivious of what was happening. I share it only to suggest making sure of your facts before retaliating.
A young woman on the tube, feeling something lightly rubbing up her bare leg swung around ready to tackle a groper only to find it was the handle of a tennis racket sticking out of the sports bag belonging to another young woman who was oblivious of what was happening. I share it only to suggest making sure of your facts before retaliating. myopinioncounts
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10:40am Mon 25 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
A young woman on the tube, feeling something lightly rubbing up her bare leg swung around ready to tackle a groper only to find it was the handle of a tennis racket sticking out of the sports bag belonging to another young woman who was oblivious of what was happening. I share it only to suggest making sure of your facts before retaliating.
Too many sensitive people about these days ready to accuse for no reason methinks.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: A young woman on the tube, feeling something lightly rubbing up her bare leg swung around ready to tackle a groper only to find it was the handle of a tennis racket sticking out of the sports bag belonging to another young woman who was oblivious of what was happening. I share it only to suggest making sure of your facts before retaliating.[/p][/quote]Too many sensitive people about these days ready to accuse for no reason methinks. Cornbeefur
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10:44am Mon 25 Feb 13

Walthamster says...

How is a "a sex offenders prevention order temporarily banning him from the Tube" enforced? Sounds like one of these joke punishments that is completely ignored.

Why no picture of the offender, so women can keep their distance if they see him?
How is a "a sex offenders prevention order temporarily banning him from the Tube" enforced? Sounds like one of these joke punishments that is completely ignored. Why no picture of the offender, so women can keep their distance if they see him? Walthamster
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