Man who tried to sexually assault girl at knifepoint jailed

27/09/2017

A man who robbed and sexually assaulted women in west London, the majority at knife-point, has been jailed.

Philip Ogun, 34, targeted eight women on three separate days, assaulting some, and robbing and sexually assaulting others in December 2016 and January 2017 in the women’s toilets at a Hilton Hotel, a McDonald’s restaurant and on the streets around Shepherds Bush.

In one of the attacks he planned to sexually assault a schoolgirl in a park while holding a knife against her throat. She escaped and ran to safety.

Ogun was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment today [27 September] at Isleworth Crown Court after being found guilty of 20 charges at a trial earlier this year. He was also made subject to a four year extended supervision order and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order until further notice.

Raj Clare, CPS London reviewing lawyer, said:

"This was an extremely worrying case of escalating violent behaviour on the streets of west London. Each of Philip Ogun’s victims was put in fear in one way or another.

"He denied involvement in any of the attacks but was identified by his victims after being caught on CCTV.

"We are extremely grateful to them for supporting this prosecution and giving the evidence which saw Ogun convicted."

Notes:

1. Raj Clare is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS London North

2. Philip Ogun [25/04/1983], of Stevenage Road, Fulham, was convicted of 20 counts:

- 1/ Robbery on 23 December 2016 of £50 cash from victim 1
- 2/ Threatening victim 1 with an offensive weapon (a knife) on 23 December 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, W11
- 3/ Attempting to cause victim 1 to engage in sexual activity without consent on 23 December 2016
- 4/ Theft on 23 December 2016 stole Samsung Galaxy mobile phone to the value of £35, two driving licences, two Oyster Cards and one credit card belonging to victim 2
- 5/ Having an offensive weapon (a pen knife) on 23 December 2016 at McDonalds W12
- 6/ Robbery on 12 January 2017 robbed victim 3 of £230 cash
- 7/ Threatening another with an article with a blade or point on 12 January 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, W11, threatened victim 3
- 8/ Causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent – on 12 January 2017 intentionally caused victim 3 to remove her clothing not reasonably believing she would consent
- 9/ Threatening another with an offensive weapon on 17 January 2017 at Ravenscourt Road, W6, a knife and unlawfully and intentionally threatened victim 4 with the weapon
- 10/ Sexual assault on 17 January 2017 intentionally touched victim 4 not reasonably believing she was consenting
- 11/ Robbery on 17 January 2017 robbed victim 4 of £20
- 12/ Common assault on 17 January 2017 assaulted victim 5
- 13/ Common assault on 17 January 2017 assaulted victim 6
- 14/ Threatening another with an offensive weapon on 17 January 2017 at Attwood Road, W6, with a knife threatened victim 6
- 15/ Common assault on 17 January 2017 assaulted victim 7
- 16/ Threatening another with an offensive weapon on 17 January 2017 had with him in Ravenscourt Road a knife and threatened victim 7
- 17/ Abducting a child on 17 January 2017 detained victim 7, a child under the age of 16 years old
- 18/ Committing an offence with the intent of kidnapping victim 7 with the intent to commit a relevant sexual offence on 17 January 2017
- 19/ Common assault on 17 January 2017 assaulted victim 8
- 20/ Threatening another with an offensive weapon on 17 January 2017 had in Dalling Road a knife and threatened victim 8