Violent shirtless attacker who forced terrified woman to perform sex act on him on train is jailed

A violent predator who attacked a lone woman on a train before forcing her to perform a sex act on him has been jailed. Peter Greenwood, 27, of Leyton, was sentenced to 11 years and five months in prison at Isleworth Crown Court on September 7. The violent sexual assault on the female passenger in her thirties happened on a train travelling towards Dorking station in the early even

ing of May 31, according to British Transport Police (BTP). In a statement published on its website, BTP provided an account of what happened: During the journey, Greenwood was walking through the carriage in an anti-social manner, Surrey Live reports. Greenwood hit and grabbed a lone female passenger on a train (Image: Surrey Live/BPM MEDIA) Read MoreRelated ArticlesSerial Killer with Piers Morgan viewers brand calm Alejandro Henriquez a psychopath At a point when the train carriage was empty, he stood next to the victim and when she looked up, she saw Greenwood had exposed his penis and was touching himself inappropriately. He asked the victim to touch him and she refused. Greenwood then moved closer to the victim and shouted at her, demanding her to perform a sex act on him. When she continued to refuse, Greenwood grabbed her around the mouth (his hand was covering her mouth and nose) and he hit her several times. The terrified victim was then forced to comply with his demands for a few seconds. At Dorking station, the woman managed to break free and ran out of the train. But Greenwood continued to hit the woman and tried to pull her back into the train. His teeth also made contact with her forehead causing a small cut. On the platform, staff members and member

s of the public came to her after she called for help. Meanwhile, Greenwood ran onto the tracks to try to escape up an embankment. Police and paramedics were called. Greenwood then sexually assaulted the woman (Image: Surrey Live/BPM MEDIA) Read MoreRelated ArticlesGirl, 7, dies after brother finds her hanging from door handle by hoodie in tragic accident The victim discovered her purse was missing. She believed Greenwood had taken her purse while she was on the train. Her purse was later found by police in a bush at Box Hill and Westhumble station. After police enqui

ries and a public appeal for information, Greenwood was charged with causing a female to engage in a sexual activity without consent (no penetrat

ion), theft, actual bodily harm, attempted robbery, and common assault. Greenwood pleaded guilty to the five charges. As well as being sentenced to 11 years and five months in jail, Greenwood will be placed on the sex offenders register for life and will be su

bject to a sexual harm prevention order. As part of this order, when he is released from prison, he will not be allowed to enter any train station (underground or overground) nor travel on a train - unless he has told police of his travel plans at least 24 hours in advance. He is also not allowed to sit next to or opposite any lone female passenger unknown to him on any public transport in the

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said: “Greenwood subject his victim to an outrageous, disgusting and violent assault as she was travelling on an early evening train. His assault was motivated by his perverse sexual desires and he subjected her to a truly frightening assault. However, the victim fought back and because of this she was able to escape to safety, forcing Greenwood to flee. “Thankfully, due to the overwhelming evidence against Greenwood, he had no choice but to admit these charges at court. This meant that the victim was not forced to relive this ordeal during cross examination. Greenwood is a dangerous man, and it is right that the judge imposed an 11 year prison sentence. I also welcome the Sexual Harm Prevention Order which, once he is released, will prohibit him from using the rail network unless he notifies police. “Fortunately crimes of this nature are rare on trains – however, when they do occur offenders can expect to be apprehended and dealt with swiftly, as it was in Greenwood’s case.”