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Man sentenced following two “perverse” sexual assault – London

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A 37-year-old man, who sexually assaulted two sleeping men on the London Underground has today been sentenced. 

Fernando Enclada of Mary Datchelor Close, London appeared before Blackfriars Crown Court today (13/08) after admitting two offences, he was sentenced to:  

1. A nine month prison sentence suspended for two years.
2. Ordered to pay a £900 fine. 
3. To sign on the Sex Offenders Register for a period of ten years. 
4. Sexual Harm Prevention Order for a period of five years. This prohibits Enclada from using the London Underground, Overground, National Rail and DLR services between 1am and 7am or travelling within the TFL zone without using a registered Oystercard, Freedom Pass or Contactless Card. 

During the early hours of 4 February last year, the first victim, a man in his twenties, was travelling on an eastbound Central Line train from Tottenham Court Road. During the journey, Enclada came and sat next to the victim, who had been sleeping. 

Enclada then began touching the victim inappropriately whilst making sexual comments. Disgusted by Enclada’s behaviour, the victim chased him out of Woodford station. 

Five months later on 1 July, Enclada targeted a second man travelling alone on the Central Line. The victim, a man in his twenties, had joined a service at approximately 3.30am travelling eastbound. He had fallen asleep and was woken at Hainault where Enclada was performing a sexual act on him. 

The victim immediately challenged Enclada who then fled the scene. 

Following extensive enquiries by BTP detectives, Enclada was arrested by plain clothed police officers on 14 July 2017.

He was charged with two counts of sexual assault. 

Investigating this case, DC Andy Parkinson from BTP, said: “Enclada’s sexually inappropriate and invasive behaviour was both unsolicited and perverse. He exploited the vulnerabilities of two sleeping men and sexually assaulted them. His actions were abhorrent and disgraceful.  

“Both victims in this case demonstrated great strength in reporting Enclada’s behaviour. I’d personally like to thank them for their support, thanks to the overwhelming evidence against him, Enclada was forced to plead guilty. 

“We will never tolerate unwanted sexual behaviour and work hard with TfL to send a clear message that these offences will be robustly investigated.” 

Siwan Hayward, Head of Transport Policing at Transport For London, said: “Enclada’s actions were despicable and abhorrent. With our partners in the MPS and BTP we are committed to eradicating sexual offences from London's public transport. We commend the victims for reporting and supporting the police investigation. This case sends a clear message that offenders will get caught and have to face justice for their disgusting crimes."

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