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Man banned from using public transport after sexually assaulting two sleeping men

Fernando Enclada performed a sexual act on one of his victims while travelling on the Underground

By Steve Brown

A man has been banned from using public transport after he sexually assaulted two sleeping men.

Fernando Enclada, 37, was travelling on an eastbound Central Line train from Tottenham Court Road last year when at some point, one of the victims fell asleep and he sat next to him.

The victim then woke up to find Enclada touching him inappropriately and making sexual comments, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.

In July, another man travelled alone on the same London Underground tube line when he woke up to find Enclada performing a sexual act on him. The victim challenged Enclada who ran away.

Following a police investigation, Enclada was found and arrested. He faced two charges of sexual assault and was ordered to pay a £900 fine and was sentenced to nine months behind bars.

The court ordered him to sign the Sexual Offenders Register for a period of ten years and a Sexual Harm Prevention order for up to five years.

 Enclada has been banned from using the London Underground, Overground, National Rail and the DLR services between 1am and 7am.

He is also banned from travelling within the TFL zone without using a registered Oystercard, Freedom Pass or Contactless Card.

Officer Detective Constable Andy Parkinson said: “[Enclada] exploited the vulnerabilities of two sleeping men and sexually assaulted them.

“His actions were abhorrent and disgraceful. Both victims in this case demonstrated great strength in reported Enclada’s behaviour.

“I’d personally like to thank them for their support, thanks to the overwhelming evidence against him, Enclada was forced to plead guilty.”