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Mother of sexual assault victim urges anyone with information to contact police - London

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The mother of a man who was sexually abused in a station toilet has urged anyone with information to come forward.

In December last year, we appealed for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault at Charing Cross.

At around 8.15pm on Saturday 10 December, the victim – a 25-year-old man with Down’s Syndrome – visited the toilets. Whilst there, a man touched him inappropriately and exposed himself.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Donna Fox, said: “This was a very scary experience for the victim whose vulnerabilities were exploited by the perpetrator. I would like to commend him for his bravery in reporting this offence to police.

“I’d like to hear from anyone who recognises this man or who may have noticed a man acting suspiciously in or near the men’s toilets at Charing Cross on this evening. If you are ever a victim of sexual assault, please report it to us so we can trace and stop these perpetrators.”

The mother of the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: “This was a very traumatic experience for my son who continues to relive what happened. I feel like this man saw my son as an easy target and I urge anyone who might know who he is to get in touch as soon as you can.

“If it helps to jog anyone’s memory, my son is around 5-2ft tall and of slim build. He was wearing a black coat and hooded top. 

“You may have seen him near the toilets at the station or seen the offender speaking with him and not thought anything of it, but I would urge you to think again if you were in the station that day and please come forward if you remember any detail that could help with the police investigation.”

Anyone with information can get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 156 of 23/12/2016. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

British Transport Police originally appealed for information on Friday 23 December. 

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