A moped that indecently exposed itself to single women in Haringey and east London has been jailed.
Jefferson Goncalves De Lima Da Silva, 29, of Beresford Road, Haringey, was sentenced to 16 months in prison, concurrently on all counts, at Wood Green Crown Court on Monday May 17 on nine counts of disclosure to the modesty and two counts of sexual assault. .
He pleaded guilty to the above offenses in the same court on Monday, May 17.
The court heard that between September 2019 and June 2020, Goncalves De Lima Da Silva had targeted a number of women, mainly in the Haringey area, but also in east London.
Driving a moped at night, he looked for women whom he would then stop and ask for directions.
As the women stopped to offer help, Goncalves De Lima Da Silva, eleven times, exposed himself indecently before leaving, leaving the victims in a state of shock.
Some victims have reported that Da Silva masturbated and laughed or smiled at their panicked reactions on several occasions.
On two occasions, Goncalves De Lima Da Silva sexually assaulted two women by inappropriately touching them, again using his moped to quickly escape.
Detectives from the Met’s North Zone Public Protection Unit opened an investigation and subsequently arrested Goncalves De Lima Da Silva on June 27, 2020 after CCTV analysis, testimony, and vehicle registration checks. related to the incidents.
Da Silva is subject to notification requirements for 10 years and must remain licensed for an additional 12 months. He also received a deprivation order for his moped.
Detective Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, of the Met’s North Zone Public Protection Team, said: “Goncalves De Lima Da Silva is a dangerous and predatory individual who has targeted many single women, walking in the evening on residential roads.
“I hope this sentence sends a clear message that such acts will not be tolerated.
“The prevention and detection of sexual offenses remains a top priority for the Metropolitan Police. We will work tirelessly to identify offenders and achieve justice for victims of crime.
“I encourage anyone who has been a victim or witness of a sexual offense to contact the police. Specially trained officers will provide advice and ongoing support. ”
Detective Constable Myles Bossman, Investigator with the Northern Sector Public Protection Unit, added, “I want to thank all of the victims who have come forward to report these incidents to the police.
“Many victims spoke of feelings of fear and disgust, given the brazen and vulgar nature of the actions. It was their courage that helped bring Mr. Goncalves De Lima Da Silva to justice.”
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This notice was published: 2021-05-18 16:24:00