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Croydon man sentenced after number of sexual offences – London

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A 25-year-old man from Croydon was last week sentenced at Southwark Crown Court after pleading guilty to a number of sexual offences. 

David Brazia-Amaro of Brighton Road, was arrested by British Transport Police (BTP) in June last year at East Croydon station. 

He was then charged with five counts of outraging public decency and one count of observing a person doing a private act (voyeurism). He appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Friday 6 January and was sentenced as followed:

Four months imprisonment suspended for two years
Sexual Offences Group Programme – 100 days
Work Programme – 60 days
Community Service – 80 hours
Sexual Harm Prevention Order –  five years
Sex Offenders Requirement – seven years

On Wednesday 15 June last year, an off duty BTP officer noticed Brazia-Amaro using his mobile phone to attempt to film up a woman’s skirt. The off duty BTP officer called for assistance from colleagues who then arrested Brazia-Amaro and his phone was seized and examined. Officers also searched his house and forensically examined his laptop. 

Multiple videos were uncovered whilst examining the devices which revealed footage of Brazia-Amaro filming woman and young girls at multiple locations including the London Underground and TramLink. Some of the videos he recorded included women and schoolgirls on public transport and a woman in a staff changing room. 

Investigating officer PC Mark Luker from BTP’s Sexual Offences Unit, said: “The behaviour of Brazia-Amaro is indefensible and I am pleased one of our officers was able to spot him in the act.  

“No-one should be subject to unwelcome sexual behaviour on the rail network and we will do everything in our power to find those responsible and, as in Brazia-Amaro’s case, bring them before the courts.

“Our Report It to Stop It campaign, which aims to combat unwanted sexual behaviour on the railway by encouraging members of the public to report it, is proving very successful in supporting victims and bringing perpetrators of these crimes to justice.”

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