London: Algerian pervert jailed for molesting female bus passengers, using forged French passport


An Algerian pervert was jailed for molesting two female bus passengers and using a forged French passport to land a cleaning job at a London council.


Abdi Wahab Ikken, 41, of Dartford, even used a stolen Oyster card to make the journeys in south-east London, where he worked for Southwark Council.

He was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 17 year-old on a number 96 bus in Woolwich on August 28 last year and a second young woman on number 53 on September 25.

But the Algerian received his 25-week prison sentence for unemployment fraud and passport charges, having received probation for the sexual assaults.

He pleaded guilty at Inner London Crown Court to possessing a forged French passport on January 19, 2015 at Southwark Council’s office in Sangate Street, Peckham.

He also admitted to fraud by false representation to dishonestly make a gain, namely employment with the council between October 1 and December 24, last year.

He was also convicted at Croydon Magistrates Court of stealing an Oyster card with £55 credit between July 1 and July 31 last year.

During that earlier court hearing Ikken was sentenced to a two-year Community Order, which includes ten days of sex offenders’ rehabilitation.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years and was ordered to pay an £85 victim surcharge.

That Community Order has now been revoked because of the prison sentence.

A police appeal for the sexual assault offences led investigators to Ikken’s address.

When officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command raided his home they seized the distinctive shorts Ikken was wearing during the first assault and the Oyster card he used to tap-in both times.

He boarded the 96 bus outside Dartford Magistrates Court at 6.30pm and the teenager, who had been shopping in Bluewater, told the trial: ‘He was squished up against me and his leg was touching mine.








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