A man who tried to sexually assault a schoolgirl at knife-point during a string of violent robberies and assaults in west London has been jailed.
Philip Ogun, 34, of Stevenage Road, Fulham , targeted eight women on three separate days, assaulting some and robbing and sexually assaulting others.
In one attack, he planned to sexually assault a schoolgirl in a park while holding a knife to her throat.
Luckily, the young girl escaped and ran to safety.
He was also made subject to a four-year extended supervision order and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order until further notice.
“This was an extremely worrying case of escalating violent behaviour on the streets of west London,” said Raj Clare, CPS London reviewing lawyer, after the sentencing.
“He denied involvement in any of the attacks but was identified by his victims after being caught on CCTV."
He added: “We are extremely grateful for them for supporting this prosecution and giving the evidence which saw Ogun convicted.”
Among the 20 charges, the defendant was convicted of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent on January 12 and abducting a child under the age of 16 on January 17.
On top of that, he was convicted of kidnapping a victim with the intent to commit a relevant sexual offence on January 17.
Ogun also threatened a woman with an offensive weapon in Dalling Road and was convicted for the common assault of the same victim.
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