A man who targeted three young women on a university campus will be on the Sex Offenders Register for five years.
Rajan Naveed, 21, of Clifton Gardens, Uxbridge, pleaded guilty to assault by beating, sexual assault on a female and a public order offence, according to a police statement
The court heard how on the night of December 1 last year, Naveed, who was not a student, was walking around the campus at Brunel University London trying to chat-up female students.
Naveed approached his first victim, a 21-year-old woman, who was returning from a night out at around 12.30am, and asked for a cuddle. When the victim refused, Naveed verbally abused her, punched her in the shoulder and walked away, police said.
Shortly afterwards, he approached his second victim, another 21-year-old female student. She had just swiped her card to open the front door to her halls of residence. As she walked into the foyer, Naveed followed her in and started to talk to her.
Police said when the victim refused to talk back, Naveed became persistent and continued to ask her questions. Finally realising that the victim was not going to talk back, he became verbally abusive and continued to abuse her until she got inside her room.
Then, at around 1.30am, Naveed approached a 22-year-old woman who was outside the front door of another student accommodation building, police added. She was waiting for her friend to let her in as she did not have access.
Naveed asked for her name but she refused to talk to him. When the door opened, she walked into the foyer and made her way to the stairs. He followed her in, blocked her path as she was walking upstairs and asked for a cuddle.
When the victim refused, Naveed forcefully grabbed her and touched her breasts. The victim pushed him away and ran upstairs to her friend's room where she called security.
The following day, the university security team stopped Naveed as he matched the description provided by his victims. He was arrested and later charged.
DC Anji Dawson, from Hillingdon CID, said: "Naveed's revolting actions resulted in three women being left extremely frightened. One of his victims was so shaken by the incident that she suffered a panic attack.
"The fast response by the university security team in identifying Naveed resulted in him being arrested promptly by police. Thankfully he pleaded guilty at court, sparing his victims from having to give evidence and will now be on the Sex Offenders Register for the next five years."
Naveed appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Thursday (May 28).
He was handed a two-year community order and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years. He has also been ordered to pay each of his victims £100 compensation.