A "predatory" sex pest has been banned from using the Tube after he was caught groping women on the London Underground.
Emanuil Boros, 29, of Wellspring Crescent, Wembley, approached his victims from behind and inappropriately touched them, either as they waited for a train or went through the barriers at Finchley Road and Balham, in November and December 2016.
After groping his victims, he would try and run away, hoping his behaviour would go unnoticed during the busy rush hour, but Boros was confronted by the women.
The assaults were reported to British Transport Police (BTP) and officers in plain clothes began to patrol Balham station, on the lookout for the groper.
Boros was arrested when officers spotted the third victim react angrily towards him after he touched her while passing through a barrier, on December 8 last year.
He was subsequently charged with four counts of sexual assault – two against the same woman in the space of nine days.
The 29-year-old sex pest pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 12 weeks behind bars and ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register for 10 years, on May 8 at Blackfriars Crown Court.
PC Mark Luker, from BTP based at London Bridge, said: “We are satisfied with the sentence handed to Boros, that he will be placed on the Sex Offender Register and has been banned from using the underground at peak times.
“Boros is a predatory sex offender who specifically targeted women as they used the London Underground network to commute around the capital.
“He showed little regard for his victims, leaving them in shock and deeply upset.
"I would like to commend their bravery in coming forward and reporting these offences to us, which should give others the confidence to speak out."
The groper is also banned from entering Balham and Finchley Road underground or mainline stations for five years, after the court issued him with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
The ban also prevents him from entering any Tube station, boarding, attempting to board or travelling on any London Underground train, between 6.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
PC Luker added: “It is possible there are other women out there who Boros may have preyed on but, for whatever reason, have chosen not to report what happened.
"Our message to anyone who is a victim of unwanted sexual behaviour is that reporting it can help us to stop it: no incident or detail is too small or trivial.
"As this case shows, we will always take you seriously and treat you with respect.”
If you experience unwanted sexual behaviour, you can report it to BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or texting them on 61016.
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