A man who exposed himself and carried out indecent acts in front of women on the tube has been jailed, and banned from the London Underground.
Ion Iorga, 40, was jailed for 15 months after admitting to five exposure charges, in relation to offences on trains in Hillingdon and across north-west London.
The first incident happened on the evening of April 11 2012, aboard a Jubilee train as it left Canons Park station.
Four months later, on September 21, he exposed himself twice in 15 minutes, first on a Metropolitan line train near Finchley Road station, and then near Harrow on the Hill, whilst also committing a lewd act.
He was on a westbound Picadilly train at Hillingdon station when he struck again, on October 3 2012.
The last incident happened on a Met line train travelling between Finchley Road and Watford stations on July 3 last year.
Two women reported Iorga to station staff, and he arrested by BTP officers and identified as being the suspect connected to the other offences.
Iorga, of Kingsgate, Wembley, appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday, February 10, to hear his fate. He will serve an extra three months, 18 months in total, for breaching a suspended sentence for a previous offence.
He was handed a five-year Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), which bans him from travelling on any tube train, or entering any station, between 6.30pm and 5am until 2019.
Detective Constable Stephen Allen, the investigating officer, said: "This was an intimidating and very upsetting experience for all of the victims involved and I’d like to commend them for assisting officers during the investigation, which was vital to securing the conviction of Ion Iorga.
"Iorga is now in prison for his disgusting behaviour and is restricted from using the London Underground network."
The sentencing follows the launch of Project Guardian – a multi agency initiative involving British Transport Police (BTP), Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Command (STC), City of London Police and Transport for London (TfL), to improve the level of reporting among victims of sexual offences.
To report a sexual offence which occurred on a tube or train, call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with details of what happened.
In an emergency, always dial 999.