‘Predator’ who disguised himself before sexual assault found guilty

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A “dangerous, sexual predator” who disguised himself with a long silver wig before stalking and sexually assaulting a teenager has been convicted.

Mark Brown, 30, of Newington Green was found guilty of sexual assault following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday.

The court heard that Brown spotted the victim as she jogged past his home shortly before 4am on September 20 last year.

He put on a dress and a long silver wig and followed the victim, aged in her late teens, who was unaware of him until he put his hand on her shoulder.

Following the assault she saw the suspect fleeing, noticing the long silver hair.

Brown is due to be sentenced in August

Police immediately launched an investigation, looking closely at “chilling” CCTV footage of the incident.

Brown - who has previously been convicted of seven counts of sexual touching and is on the Sex Offender’s Register - was arrested and charged on October 5 2019.

The court heard that he had breached his licence conditions of not being allowed out between 10pm and 8am.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Giash Uddin said: “Brown is a dangerous, sexual predator and I am pleased that the jury agreed with the overwhelming evidence we gathered against him. 

“Brown was lying in wait, in disguise, ready to pounce on his unsuspecting victim. He has refused to admit his guilt throughout and forced his victim to re-live her traumatic ordeal by going to trial.”

Brown is due to be sentenced on August 14.

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