Serial Brighton street groper jailed for more than six years

Posted On 25 Jul 2014 at 7:37 pm
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A man found guilty of a series of sexual assaults in Brighton over a number of months has been sent to prison.

Jude Krishnan

Jude Krishnan, 22, of Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, was jailed for six years and two months today (Friday 25 July).

He was found guilty after a trial last month (June) of two attempted sexual assaults on 30 May 2012 and 18 November 2013, a sexual assault on 17 January, three sexual assaults on 2 February, and a further sexual assault on 16 September last year.

The jury could not reach verdicts on three further sexual assault charges on 18 November 2013 and 3 and 4 January 2013 and therefore these are to lay on file.

The court heard that this was a series of sexual assaults and attempted assaults on lone women which occurred in Brighton between May 2012 and September 2013.

Krishnan would approach woman walking at night or in the early hours and indecently touch them over their clothing. He was arrested on 3 February last year.

Detective Constable Dawn Robertson, of Sussex Police, said: “After a complex investigation I am pleased that Jude Krishnan has been found guilty of seven offences.

“This was a series of sexual assaults offences committed over a nine-month period which showed that he presented as a real danger to lone women.

“We hope that this gives confidence to other women to come forward and support the criminal justice system in the prosecution of sexual offences.”

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