Serial offender jailed after being caught touching woman’s feet on train – Essex
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A man has been sentenced to over two years in prison after sexually assaulting two women on the railway network, following a British Transport Police investigation.
Samuel Creed, 21, and of Park Road, Suffolk, was sentenced to 26 months in prison at Ipswich Crown Court on 19 January after sexually assaulting a woman on a train despite being under a court order restricting him from travelling on the railway network, or speaking to any passengers.
He was given the Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after he was found guilty of another sexual assault at Stowmarket station in February 2020.
On Saturday 8 May 2021, Creed approached a woman on a train between Manningtree and Colchester North and started speaking to her about her shoes. As the woman ignored him, he touched her shoes and squeezed her ankle, saying “I bet you wish you had a boyfriend like me to do this to you at night.”.
After the victim reported the incident to BTP, CCTV enquiries confirmed it to be Creed and he was later arrested.
Detective Sergeant Hayley Whyte said: “Breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order and continuing to prey on women on the railway network evidently proves Creed’s intent and danger to society, which is why I’m pleased to see him behind bars.
“No one should be made to feel scared or uncomfortable whilst travelling, and we are committed to making sure women in particular feel safer on the network.
“We absolutely will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment. If you experience or witness anything, we urge you to report it to us by texting 61016. We will always take you seriously.”
BTP also has a new online reporting tool for sexual offences, which gives victims the option to report a crime and remain anonymous.