Febuary 2009

BROMLEY & DEPTFORD: Jail sentence for Brazilian bus pervert

A BRAZILIAN man who admitted molesting women and girls as young as 12 on buses in south-east London has been jailed.

Adilson Cardosa, of no fixed address, was given an 18-month sentence at Croydon Crown Court on Friday (February 6).

All of Cardosa’s attacks took place between August 28 and October 26 last year.

They included indecently touching a 12-year-old girl on a bus in Croydon.

The 29-year-old also touched a 13-year-old girl on a bus in Wickham Road, Bromley, and assaulted a 17-year-old girl on a bus in Beckenham High Street.

He also admitted assaulting two women, aged 23 and 46, on buses in Deptford and Croydon.

Cardosa followed his victims onto buses and sat next to them.

With his coat over his lap, he rubbed their legs and groin area while appearing to perform a sex act on himself.

Police officers identified Cardosa through his Oyster card and CCTV footage from the buses.

He was eventually traced to Bournemouth and arrested in the early hours of October 13.

Last month, Cardosa pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual assault and two charges relating to the sexual touching of young girls.

Cardosa will be put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.

The Brazilian national will be deported after finishing his jail term