A foot fetishist who masturbated while looking at women’s feet at bus stops has been found guilty of committing acts outraging public decency, exposure and sexual assault.
Aaron Black, 30, of Boundfield Road, Catford, committed 15 offences in Lewisham, Southwark and Hackney boroughs over a nine-month period with eight female victims
One of the incidents took place at a bus stop in Molesworth Street, Lewisham, on April 2 this year.
He sexually assaulted one victim in September last year while on bail awaiting trial after being charged with committing the earlier offences.
His victims were approached at bus stops.
He was found guilty at Inner London Crown Court of eight counts of outraging public decency, six counts of exposure and one count of sexual assault.
London CPS reviewing lawyer Varinder Hayre said: “Aaron Black was a serial offender targeting lone women in a disturbing manner, often at bus stops.
“The women he approached gave evidence of the alarm and distress his obscene acts caused them, with many of them subjected to unsettling comments about feet.
“They were able to give evidence in court shielded from the defendant by screens, as part of the CPS commitment to helping victims and witnesses give their best evidence, and we thank them for coming forward to support this prosecution.”
The other offences took place at a bus stop at the Elephant and Castle roundabout on July 26, three victims on the same day in City Road and Old Street on July 26, a bus stop in East Road, N1 on August 14, a bus stop in Old Street, N1, on September 7, and in Harper Road, SE1, on September 24.
Black will be sentenced tomorrow at Inner London Crown Court.