January 2023

London Underground pervert who exposed himself to mum and girl, 12, jailed

A man who pressed his groin against a woman on the London Underground and exposed his penis to her child has been jailed for over one year.

Shortly after 6pm on December 2 2022, the victim and her 12-year-old daughter had boarded a crowded Piccadilly line train towards Knightsbridge and felt something pressed against her.

Her daughter then saw Hasan Degirmenci, 34, pushing his groin against her mum with his trousers down and his genitals exposed. The woman confronted him and they all got off the carriage at Knightsbridge station.

She and her daughter then followed Degirmenci, who still had his trousers down, towards the ticket barriers where they alerted station staff. British Transport Police officers attended the scene and swiftly arrested Degirmenci and he was remanded into custody.

Appearing at Highbury Magistrates Court on December 20, Degirmenci, of Enfield, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of indecent exposure.

He was jailed for 16 months imprisonment at Inner London Crown Court and was handed a five-year sexual harm prevention order. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.