Train sex attacker rumbled as student snaps entire event on phone
Student exposes sex pest after capturing the attack on her phone
A Sheffield student has been praised for her bravery after capturing a sex attacker by secretly taking his photo during the assault.
Raja Hussain, 39, indecently touched the 18-year-old student on a train between Rotherham and Sheffield, South Yorks., but was hauled before a judge after she revealed the image of him.
Hussain had made the student feel “intimidated” whilst looking at pictures of naked women on his phone. She then edged away but his body remained in contact with hers and he touched her leg whilst ‘grinning’.
The student pretended to text a boyfriend to get Hussain to stop and also sent messages to her mother.
One read: “I think this man is trying to stalk me, I actually feel sick.”
They boarded a train and Hussain sat opposite her, but passengers were asked to change trains. On the second train Hussain, from Rotherham, South Yorks., sat next her again.
As he got off the train, she managed to take a picture of the defendant on her mobile phone, which she then handed over to police.
Police issued an appeal with the picture of Hussain and he was arrested. He has since pleaded guilty to sexual assault and was given an eight-month jail term, suspended because of his previous good character, and an ASBO, banning him from trains for three years.