Holloway train flasher who exposed himself to teenage girls jailed
- Credit: Archant
A sex offender from Holloway has been jailed after flashing two teenage girls on a train.
Andrew Leontilu, 27, of Benwell Road, followed the girls aged 13 and 15 on to an overground train at Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station at 7.40am on June 25.
After trying to strike up conversation and being ignored, Leontilu, who was out on licence for a previous sexual offence, exposed himself to the girls.
He then followed them down the train as they tried to escape him, forcing them to exit the train at Kentish Town West and report Leontilu to an on duty Police Community Support Officer.
An investigation by British Transport Police (BPT) using CCTV was launched to identify Leontilu who was later arrested.
You may also want to watch:
He was sentenced to six months in prison by a judge at Blackfriars Crown Court yesterday (November 5) after pleading guilty to exposure under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
PC Robert Reed, the investigating officer, said: “Leontilu’s predatory nature caused not only alarm to the teenagers but they were forced to leave the train early to escape him.
- 1 Islington mum speaks out about blaze that wrecked her 17th storey Old Street flat
- 2 Meet Islington's 2021 civic award winners
- 3 Islington Council urges: 'Raise repairs before Partners hands back homes'
- 4 70 firefighters tackle Old Street tower block blaze
- 5 Islington election hopeful faces trial on intimidation, cocaine and ABH charges
- 6 State-of-the-art £4m facility in pipeline for Islington Boxing Club
- 7 Man arrested after police officer hit by car in Dartmouth Park
- 8 Man wanted in connection with Kings Cross sex assault
- 9 Stephen Lawrence Day: Time for racial equality in further education
- 10 Holloway fire 'caused by unattended chip pan'
“We welcome the sentence handed to Leontilu and hope it serves as a warning that sexual offences anywhere on the rail network will not be tolerated.”
The sentencing comes following the launch of Project Guardian – a multi agency initiative involving British Transport Police (BTP), Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Command (STC), City of London Police and Transport for London (TfL).
The project aims to improve the levels of reporting among victims of sexual offences a on the transport network.
To report an incident of a sexual nature that occurred on a train or Tube, call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with details of what happened.