Kingsbury man jailed for sex attack on teen after she left Tiger Tiger nightclub
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A man from Kingsbury has been jailed for carrying out a sex attack on a teenager foreign student after she left a popular West End nightclub.
Yathukulan Paskarmoorthy, 33, of Berkley Road, grabbed the 19-year-old victim before throwing her to the floor and sexually assaulting her when she left Tiger Tiger in Haymarket on September 17 this year.
Southwark Crown Court heard Paskarmoorthy, who had been sitting at a table in the club, followed the victim as she tried to leave the venue but had mistakenly used the fire exit and ended up in the basement of an adjoining building.
He sexually assaulted her before fleeing when his victim, who had been in the UK for four days, fought back and told him: “There is a camera, don’t do this, don’t do this to me, you’ll get caught.”
CCTV footage in the club had captured him following his victim and leaving the venue and he was traced through the scanned ID documents the club obtains from all customers.
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Last month he admitted one count of sexual assault by penetration and was sentenced to four year in jail this month.
His victim said she is now wary about going out following her ordeal.
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She said: “I hate that it happened, but I fought the guy off and I was glad I did because I do not want him to do worse to someone else. I’m very apprehensive about going out with university friends now, and I do not.”
Detective Constable Ben Lucas, investigating officer, said: “This was a predatory attack on a vulnerable young woman and has left her fearful to go out with friends.
“I would like to praise her for her courage in coming to us and helping us to bring Paskaramoorthy to justice. The sentence passed will give him time to reflect on his horrific actions and how he has affected this young woman’s life.”