A serial sex attacker who was finally caught by police after he fled to Cornwall instructed a girl “you realize you need it” earlier than sexually assaulting her and one other lady on a bus. He has now been jailed for 4 years.
Abdul Yusuf punched and even bit the terrified victims after he had sexually assaulted them.
Despite attempting to flee to Cornwall, Yusuf was caught after DNA proof linked him to a 3rd comparable assault on one other lady the next month.
A court docket heard how firstly of the primary attack, the 22-year-old grabbed his sufferer by the wrist and instructed her “you aren’t going wherever” when she instructed him to “go away” after he approached her and her good friend as they waited for a bus in north London at round 8.30pm on June 27 final yr.
He then stared into her eyes whereas smiling and stated “you realize you need it”, Wood Green Crown Court in London heard.
She managed to interrupt away however Yusuf adopted the pair onto the bus earlier than approaching the second lady and sexually assaulting her and sitting down reverse the primary sufferer.
When he was confronted by the second lady, Yusuf slapped her within the face.
But as a substitute of fleeing, she started to file him on her telephone.
Knowing he was being filmed, Yusuf tried to collect his procuring and waited to go away the bus however mistakenly believed the primary sufferer was additionally recording.
He tried to seize the telephone from her and lashed out, suggesting he was going to punch her.
She stood as much as defend herself, however Yusuf overwhelmed her – pushing her onto her again on the ground of the rear row of seats.
Holding her down with the palm of his hand on her chest for a couple of seconds, earlier than repeatedly punching her to the face, the sufferer struggled to breathe as he was holding her so laborious.
She obtained up and tried to flee however Yusuf bit her proper shoulder blade and held on for a number of seconds – inflicting her to scream out in ache and punched her as soon as extra earlier than getting off the bus.
The second sufferer contact police and handed over her video as proof and a Snapchat video of the attack taken by a stranger which recognized Yusuf as the wrongdoer.
As police launched a manhunt for Yusuf, a DNA hit discovered that he was a suspect for a sexual assault, theft and fraud that occurred on July 4, 2020 in opposition to a 3rd sufferer.
The court docket heard Yusuf had befriended the lady earlier than pushing her to the ground and sexually assaulting her, biting her within the course of.
He took her telephone and financial institution card and tried to buy two objects in a close-by store.
Investigators traced Yusuf to Cornwall the place he was arrested on July 18, 2020.
He pleaded responsible to the fraud expenses earlier than a trial however pleaded not responsible to the sexual assault, assault, and theft of the third sufferer.
On Thursday, January 14, following a three-day trial, Yusuf was discovered responsible unanimously by a jury.
Yusuf, of no mounted tackle, was sentenced yesterday (March 11) for 3 counts of sexual assault, two counts of assault occasioning precise bodily hurt, one rely of widespread assault, one rely of theft and two counts of fraud and was handed a four-year jail sentence.
When he’s launched he’ll stay on licence for an extra 4 years.