Man jailed after sexually assaulting woman on train - Birmingham to London
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A 39-year-old man has been jailed after he sexually assaulted a woman on a train from Birmingham to London, following a British Transport Police investigation.
Mukhan Singh, 39, of Bearwood Road, Sandwell, pleaded guilty to sexual assault at Warwick Crown Court on Tuesday 26 September. The judge sentenced him to sixteen weeks in prison.
He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128, and placed on the sex offenders register for seven years.
The court heard how on 22 September 2021 around 11am, the victim, a woman in her twenties, was on a train travelling from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone when Singh began to stare at her from a nearby table.
Singh later sat next to the victim in the aisle seat, blocking her in, before sexually assaulting her.
In his police interview, Singh claimed that the victim “wanted something done to her”.
The victim recorded footage of Singh as he prepared to leave the train at Leamington Spa, before reporting what happened to member of staff.
Singh was stopped at the station and police were called. He was arrested by officers at the station and taken to police custody.
Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Harris, said: “This was a brazen and targeted attack on a young woman who was travelling on her own and had every right to a safe journey.
“Instead she was violated by Singh, who then had the audacity to claim she had “wanted” it in his police interview. I am pleased to see the court hand down a custodial sentence, which will allow Singh plenty of time to reflect on his unacceptable actions.
“We take all reports of sexual offences seriously and will support victims throughout our investigations, as we work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.
“If you are a victim of, or a witness to, a sexual offence on the railway - I urge you to report it to BTP by texting 61016 or via the Railway Guardian app. We will always take you seriously.”