In a shocking incident at King’s Cross station in London on July 23, 2022, a woman had a terrifying encounter with a despicable individual. Amer Mohamed, a 31-year-old, approached the victim while she peacefully slept, only to expose himself and attempt to rape her. The audacity of his actions is truly appalling. Despite her brave attempts to defend herself, the victim was overpowered by this vile predator. However, fortune favored her as her friend, who was nearby, woke up just in time to intervene and put an end to the attack. It is a testament to the strength and resilience of the victim that she managed to find the British Transport Police officers, who swiftly apprehended the perpetrator.
The excuse provided by Amer Mohamed when questioned by the police was nothing short of horrific. It is a stark reminder of the twisted mindset of individuals who commit such heinous acts. However, it is heartening to know that justice prevailed, and this predator was taken off the streets. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance and the need for a safe environment for everyone. It is crucial that we continue to support and empower victims, while also working towards creating a society where such acts are not tolerated.
Let us stand together against such predators and ensure that our communities remain safe havens for all. In a recent police interview, the topic of consent was brought up and Mohamed’s response was quite shocking. He argued that if someone is asleep, it is acceptable to engage in sexual activity with them because, in his mind, they are not deceased. However, his perspective was quickly challenged when he was presented with the complete CCTV footage of the incident. Despite the evidence against him, Mohamed attempted to justify his actions by claiming that he was merely trying to assist the victim in achieving a better night’s sleep. Unfortunately for him, his excuses fell on deaf ears. Mohamed, who had no fixed address, has now been sentenced to a lengthy 11-year imprisonment after being found guilty earlier this year.
Detective Constable Rachel Parfitt expressed her satisfaction with the significant custodial sentence given to Amer Mohammed. She particularly commended the victim for their bravery in coming forward and supporting the investigation, despite enduring a heinous attack. Thanks to their courage, justice has been served and this despicable predator will be spending a considerable amount of time behind bars.
The behavior of the accused is simply unacceptable. Not only has he failed to express any remorse for his actions, but he has also gone as far as to defend himself by stating that it’s acceptable to engage in sexual activity with someone who is asleep. Let me be unequivocal – this is not acceptable behavior, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that individuals who commit such heinous acts are held accountable for their actions and brought to justice.