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Man who sexually assaulted sleeping men banned from London Underground

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Encada was apprehended quickly after the second incident | Photo: BTP

A man has been banned from using the London Underground and other public transport after sexually assaulting two sleeping men.

Fernando Enclada, 37, admitted to performing a sex act and making sexual comments to his victims at Blackfriars Crown Court.

The first incident occurred during the early hours of the morning on 4 February last year (2017). He boarded on an eastbound Central Line train from Tottenham Court Road. At some point, the victim fell asleep and Enclada sat next to him.

However, the victim woke up to find Enclada touching him inappropriately and making sexual comments.

Then on 1 July 2017, another man traveled alone on the Central Line Night Tube at around 3.30am. After falling asleep, he woke up at Hainault to find Enclada performing a sexual act on him.

He challenged Enclada, who fled the scene.

Both men reported the incident to the police

Both men were in their twenties.

British Transport Police (BTP), dressed in plain-clothes, were able to arrest Enclada following several enquiries on 14 July 2017.

Facing the charge of two counts of sexual assault, the court Enclada ordered to pay a £900 fine and sentenced him to nine months behind bars.

The court ordered him to sign the Sexual Offenders Register for a period of ten years and a Sexual Harm Prevention order for a period of five years.

This means Enclada is prohibited from using the London Underground, Overground, National Rail and DLR services between 1am and 7am. He also cannot travel within the TFL zone without using a registered Oystercard, Freedom Pass or Contactless Card.

Banned from London Underground

The officer who investigated the case, Detective Constable Andy Parkinson, said: ‘[Enclada] exploited the vulnerabilities of two sleeping men and sexually assaulted them. His actions were abhorrent and disgraceful.

‘Both victims in this case demonstrated great strength in reporting Enclada’s behavior.

‘I’d personally like to thank them for their support, thanks to the overwhelming evidence against him, Enclada was forced to plea guilty.’

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