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Man who went on London crime spree jailed for 10 years

27/09/2017

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

Philip Ogun, 34, targeted women on three separate days in December 2016 and January 2017 in the female 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 in prison today [27 September] at Isleworth Crown Court after being found guilty of 20 charges at a trial earlier this year.

Raj Clare from the CPS said:

"This was an extremely worrying case of escalating violent behaviour on the streets of west London. Each of his 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 hotel CCTV.

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

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Notes to Editors

  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 including:
    • Six counts of threatening another person with an offensive weapon
    • Four counts of common assault
    • Three counts of robbery.
    • One count each of:
      • abducting a child under 16
      • possession of an offensive weapon in a public place
      • causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent
      • attempting to cause someone to engage in sexual activity without consent
      • theft
      • sexual assault
      • committing an offence with the intention of kidnapping to commit a sexual offence
  3. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, 4 years extended supervision order and made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order until further notice.
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