A sexual predator has been barred from using the London Underground network after flashing and rubbing himself against unknown females on the Tube.

Malcome Schwartz of Elthem was lucky to avoid a prison sentence but received a suspended sentence for 62 weeks at Blackfriars Crown Court on 12 March 2018

Schwartz, aged 19 committed four sexual assaults between December 2017 and January 2018.

On 14 December 2017 at 08.30am, Schwartz boarded a train and sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman by exposing himself and touching his body against the hers.

Then on January 2018, he sexually assaulted two other women, again by rubbing his body against theirs.

The forth sexual assault took place at Bethnal Green Station, where he went and stood behind a woman and started touching her sexually.

He has been barred from using the London Underground service and from sitting next to any females.

He will been listed on the sex offenders register for ten years.

DC Thomas O’Regan from the Sexual Offences Unit of British Transport Police, said: “Schwartz’s behaviour was perverse.

“Over a two month period of time, he travelled on busy Central Line trains assaulting women for his own sexual gratification.

“His conduct was outrageous and I am pleased we were able to catch him.

“This complex case demonstrates the true value in reporting unwanted sexual behaviour to police.

“The victims each provided us with clear accounts of what happened, enabling us to clearly identify Schwartz as the perpetrator.

“Reports such as theirs help us catch offenders, and ensure that justice is delivered.

“I hope today’s sentence sends a very strong message that sexual assault on the transport network will not be tolerated.

“Everyone should be free to travel without a man like Schwartz targeting them.”