Flasher banned from Stoke Newington’s park and leisure centre
PUBLISHED: 16:35 02 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:36 02 January 2014
A pervert jailed for exposing himself to two teenage girls on an Overground train has been banned from Stoke Newington’s park and leisure centre.
Andrew Leontiou, 27, of Benwell Road, Holloway, was jailed for six months on November 5 after admitting exposing himself to the girls, aged 13 and 15, on the Overground between Caledonian Road and Kentish Town last June.
Leontiou, who was out on licence for a previous sexual offence, was at Islington’s Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station in June when CCTV footage captured him exposing himself behind the girls, who he followed along the platform just before 7.30am.
He boarded the busy train with them and exposed himself again, following the girls down the train when they noticed and tried to move away from him.
His victims left the train at Kentish Town and told a police community support officer, and Leontiou was picked up by British Transport Police (BTP) at Gospel Oak.
In addition to the jail sentence, Leontiou, who is also known as Leontilu, was banned from boarding London Overground trains during peak times for five years through a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) at Blackfriars Crown Court on December 9.
He is also barred from entering Clissold Park, Clissold Leisure Centre, Islington’s Sobel Leisure Centre and Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station until 2018.
Leontiou was convicted of a serious sexual assault on a woman in Clissold Park in May 2011, as well as further sexual assaults at the Sobel Leisure Centre and in Highbury Crescent in April the same year, for which he received a 39-month prison term and was placed on the sex offenders’ register.
These convictions were used by BTP in their case against him to help maximise the SOPO.
Pc Robert Reed said: “Leontiou’s predatory nature caused not only alarm to the teenagers, but they were forced to leave the train early to escape him.
“Following his sentencing, we applied for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) to ban Leontiou from continuing to carry out these unwanted sexual advances to passengers on trains.
“We hope it serves as a warning that sexual offences anywhere on the rail network will not be tolerated.”
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