‘Foot fetishist’ convicted after touching and exposing himself at Elephant and Castle bus stop

News Desk (17 May, 2017)

Two of fifteen cases where Black exposed himself or performed sex acts took place at bus stops near Elephant and Castle

16967Harper Road, SE1

A foot fetishist who carried out sexual acts on himself while looking at women’s feet, and sexually assaulted women, has been convicted.

Aaron Black, 30, was found guilty of committing acts of outraging public decency, exposure and sexual assault.

He committed fifteen offences in the boroughs of Southwark, Hackney and Lewisham over a nine-month period, with eight female victims.

He sexually assaulted one victim and carried out a sex act on himself in Harper Road, near Elephant and Castle, on September 24 last year.

Another offence was committed on July 26 last year at a bus stop at the Elephant and Castle junction.

The last incident took place while he was on bail awaiting trial after being charged with committing the earlier offences.

He was found guilty today (May 17, 2017) at Inner London Court of eight counts of outraging public decency, six counts of exposure and one count of sexual assault.

London CPS reviewing lawyer Varinder Hayre said: “Aaron Black was a serial offender targeting lone women in a disturbing manner, often at bus stops.

“The women he approached gave evidence of the alarm and distress his obscene acts caused them, with many of them subjected to unsettling comments about feet.

“They were able to give evidence in court shielded from the defendant by screens, as part of the CPS commitment to helping victims and witnesses give their best evidence, and we thank them for coming forward to support this prosecution.”

Black has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court tomorrow.

 

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