A 43-year-old man has been sent to jail for nine months after being found guilty of indecently exposing and playing with himself in front of a women travelling on a Piccadilly line train carriage which he boarded at Acton Town.
Following a British Transport Police (BTP) investigation, Mukesh Shah of Primrose Way, Wembley, was sentenced last month at London Inner Crown Court and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and subjected to a 10 year sexual harm prevention order.
The court heard that on 4 November 2022 at around 11.40pm, the victim was travelling alone in an empty Piccadilly Line carriage between Sudbury Town and Acton Town when Shah boarded the train.
Shah then sat opposite her and started to star and the victim then noticed he was exposing himself to her and playing with himself.
The shocked victim managed to capture Shah on camera and then confronted him and told him to stop and move away from her. He claimed he hadn’t done anything wrong but moved along the carriage.
The victim reported the incident to BTP along with the video which lead to the identification of Shah.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Mark Luker said: “This was a frightening and upsetting experience for the victim and I commend her bravery in confronting the offender, managing to capture an image of Shah and reporting this. Shah’s disgusting actions have not only secured him time behind bars, but restrictions following his release to prevent him from repeating his actions in the future.”
He added: “We will always take reports of sexual offences seriously and will do everything in our power to bring offenders to justice. I urge anyone who sees or experiences this behaviour to report it to British Transport Police by texting 61016, via the Railway Guardian app, or via 999 in an emergency.”