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Man jailed for sexually assaulting two teenage girls on Nottinghamshire rail network

A man who sexually assaulted two young girls in Nottinghamshire has been jailed for 12 months.

 

Jahziah Thomason was 24 when he approached and assaulted two terrified teens on separate occasions on the railway network last year.

Following a British Transport Police investigation, Thompson, of The Archer Project, Campo Lane, Sheffield, was jailed for 12 months at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday 19 January after pleading guilty to two offences of sexual assault by touching.

He was also given a seven year Sexual Harm Prevention Order which prevents him from entering any railway station except for the purpose of travelling; approaching, touching or communicating with any female under 18 years of age; sitting immediately next to or opposite any lone female whilst on any form of public transport or at any railway station and to move seats and or stand away if a lone female sits next to him; remaining in a train carriage in which there is only a lone female occupant; using the internet, social media or telecommunications to directly communicate with any female under the age of 18; undertaking any work (paid, unpaid or voluntary) which is likely to allow him unsupervised contact with a female under 18 years of age.

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The court heard how Thompson approached the first girl, who was 15 at the time, on a train from Mansfield to Worksop on 23 February last year.

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He moved seats to sit opposite her and began engaging her in conversation asking her to follow him on social media. The girl told Thompson her age but, undeterred, he then began making comments about her appearance.

When she attempted to move seats Thompson stopped her and sexually assaulted her.

On leaving the train, Thompson followed her to the car park where she was being picked up, even attempting to continue speaking to her once she was in the car.

Three months later, on Monday 22 May, Thompson approached a 17 year old girl as she made her way to Mansfield station.

He engaged her in conversation by asking if she had any change before joining her in the platform shelter.

Thompson began asking the girl sexual questions and asked for her number before grabbing her and sexually assaulting her.

When another person entered the shelter, the girl was able to move away from Thompson and board a train.

Investigating officer DC Kristene Lawrence said: “These were truly terrifying assaults, and both girls still struggle with what happened to them. Both remain deeply traumatised by Thompson’s lewd and despicable assaults.

“Thanks to their bravery Thompson is now behind bars.

“We will stop at nothing to deter, pursue, arrest and bring sex offenders on the railway network to justice.

“We urge everyone to save 61016 to their phones and download the Railway Guardian before you travel so you can discreetly get in touch with us if you need us.”

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