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Wanstead man convicted after filming up women’s skirts

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A 32-year-old man has been convicted of five counts of outraging public decency.
Aaron Lal, of Dangan Road, Wanstead, London, appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court following a British Transport Police investigation.
He was yesterday (6 March) sentenced to four months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to the offences. 
Lal was brought to justice after a member of public reported him filming up a woman’s skirt. The incident had occurred on 15 July 2016 when Lal and the woman had been travelling on a Victoria Line tube train.
A passenger who was also in the same carriage saw Lal filming up a woman’s skirt and reported it.
Officers made CCTV enquiries locating Lal and arrested him on October 18. Following further investigations, officers found more footage on Lal’s mobile phone which showed he had been filming up skirts on the transport network between June and October 2016.
PS Dan Rushall said: “I am really pleased that this multiple offender has been brought to justice. Behaviour like this will never be tolerated on the transport network and I urge people to report any unwanted sexual behaviour to us so people like Lal can be brought to justice.”

Notes to Editors
After serving his four months in prison (each sentence of four months will run concurrently), Lal will be considered for removal.
Lal will pay a victim surcharge of £115.
He will be subjected to a supervision requirement for 12 months following his release from prison and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for five years which prohibits him to the following:
Being in possession of any device capable of capturing still or moving images unless he makes it available on request for inspection by a police officer.
Using any device capable of accessing the internet unless:
It has the capacity to retain and display the history internet use
He makes the device available to the police for inspection
Entering the railway station, including London Underground, Dockland Light Railway or Croydon Tramlink without a valid ticket, freedom, contactless bank card, or Oyster card registered to his name.

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