December 2022

Pervert tod police. “I’m literally a paedophile”

A man has been jailed after abusing a drunk and semi-conscious teenage girl while she was travelling on a train bound for London Victoria.

Maxim Rowan-Moy, 32, was caught on CCTV kissing the 15-year-old and putting his hands down her jeans after plying her with vodka on the train travelling from Kent.

Railway staff at Rochester were alerted shortly after 10pm on March 26 after the victim was found in a train carriage in the recovery position and an ambulance was called.

Emergency workers noticed Rowan-Moy becoming “agitated and shouty” and spotted that the flies to the girl’s trousers were undone.

When questioning him about his relationship with the victim, he responded ‘I’m literally a paedophile basically’, leading to his arrest.

He was remanded into custody and later pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the vulnerable girl and was today (December 13) handed a 30-month prison sentence.

Inner London Crown Court heard that the two were not known to one another, and had first met before boarding the train at Dover.

Rowan-Moy, of Plumstead, had been drinking since 8am that morning, and allowed the victim to drink from a bottle of vodka he had bought, despite her already being intoxicated.

CCTV footage shows that at 8.35pm, the two were kissing on the train, with Rowan-Moy “stroking her breasts over her clothing” while her head was “lulling backwards and forwards”.

On several occasions, she goes to stand up but “slumps” to the floor or falls downwards onto the seats.

A few minutes later, she tries to walk up the carriage and he follows her, before placing his hand inside her jacket.

At one point, he exposes her breasts before she falls to the floor. He also pulled his trousers down and exposed his penis, before she collapsed onto the floor while “clearly drunk”.

Over the course of the train journey, he positions her on top of him and can be seen “thrusting up and down” and he attempts to remove or pull down her trousers.

He performed oral sex on his victim and for a period of 18 minutes can be seen behind the seats to “move and manipulate her limp and floppy body”.

When a member of the public approached, he stopped his sexual assault and appeared to act concerned for her welfare.

At 10pm, a member of platform staff at Rochester became alerted that an unconscious female was on the train. She was lying face down and was unresponsive so an ambulance was called.

After the arrival of paramedics, who had with them a cameraman who was filming for a documentary, Rowan-Moy became “very aggressive” and pushed him by the arm.

When asked by emergency workers if he knew the teenager, he initially said he’d known her for a year before backtracking and revealing that they’d only met that evening.

It was noted that her unbuttoned jeans were low on her hips and there was a large amount of vomit on her clothing. In a bag, she was carrying a teddy bear and several pregnancy tests as well as the empty bottle of vodka.

Kent Police were called after Rowan-Moy remained aggressive towards staff, and it was suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine.

While sitting on a bench outside the station, he stated “I’m literally a paedophile basically” and was arrested by police based on this information.

During this interaction, he called the two officers “c**ts” and used homophobic language towards them.

During her interview in hospital, the victim did not recall the incident but remembered she was “physically distressed and crying” after he kissed her.

She also recalled that he “kept touching her bum and rubbing her hair” but said that she felt she could trust him as he said that he had a daughter.

After being taken into custody, Rowan-Moy initially denied the charges but later admitted four counts of sexual assault and one count of assault by beating.

Sentencing him to 30 months, Recorder David Spens KC said: “You were consumed by a cocktail of drink and drugs and you were highly intoxicated and what you did was both shocking and shameful. Your victim, and I use the word advisedly because it is appropriate in this case, was a young woman, a girl, a child of 15 years of age.”

He continued: “The incident was sustained. She was degraded by what you did on a train in public and she was particularly vulnerable, not only because of her age but because of her circumstances. That was added to because you bought her a drink and knowingly allowed her to drink so that you could abuse her. This is a bad case.”