‘Dangerous’ man jailed for assaulting girls on Enfield buses

The 65-year-old attacked girls aged as young as twelve while they travelled on buses in the borough

Sex attacker Alberto Gago (credit Met Police)
Sex attacker Alberto Gago (credit Met Police)

A man who sexually assaulted eight girls on buses in Enfield, Hackney and Camden has been jailed.

Albert Gago, aged 65, of Bethune Road in Hackney, was sentenced on Friday (7th) to two years and three months’ imprisonment after admitting carrying out the assaults, six of which took place in Enfield. He will also be on the sex offender’s register for ten years.

Isleworth Crown Court heard how Gago sexually assaulted girls aged between twelve and 16 between September 2021 and June 2022. The Enfield attacks took place on buses in Hertford Road on 26th January, Fore Street on 27th April, Village Road on 11th May, Church Street on 29th June and Park Crescent on 29 June.

Police officers recovered CCTV from the buses and went through Oyster card records to work out who had been onboard at the time the assaults took place. As a result, Gago was linked to various offences and identified as a suspect. He was arrested at his home in Hackney, where clothing found by officers matched that of the man seen on some of the CCTV recordings.

Detective Constable James Eccleston, who led the investigation, said: “Gago was a prolific offender who targeted young girls as they used public transport. He is dangerous and I am pleased this offending has resulted in a custodial sentence.

“I would like to praise the bravery of the young victims, who reported the offences to police and supported us throughout the investigation as we took Gago to court. We have supported them along the way.

“The Met is tackling violence against women and girls in all its forms. Women and girls have the right to feel safe, at any time day or night, in public or at home and no one should have to put up with sexual behaviour.”

Gago also received a Sexual Harm Prevention Order lasting ten years.

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