Edmonton sex offender jailed

Adekunle Fadare, 39, admitted assaulting four women and one girl

Sex offender Adekunle Fadare
Sex offender Adekunle Fadare

An Edmonton man has been jailed for a spate of sex attacks.

Adekunle Fadare, of Upton Road, admitted carrying out five sexual assaults in both east and central London, four of which took place on the same day last year.

At his sentencing last week at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Fadare was sentenced to 25 months’ imprisonment and was also handed a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order while being made to sign the Sex Offenders Register.

Detectives pieced together CCTV footage and financial evidence to link Fadare to the five separate sexual assaults. At 7.25am on Tuesday 20th October 2020, Fadare arrived in Chingford and, over the following four and a half hours, carried out four indiscriminate sexual assaults.

His first victim was a 23-year-old woman who was walking to work in Hall Lane. Fadare walked up behind her and touched her inappropriately, before the victim was able to duck into a side street and get away. A short time later, in Chingford Mount Road, he targeted a 15-year-old girl waiting at a bus stop on her way to school. He sexually assaulted her and made lewd comments at her.

Fadare then made his way into Lee Valley Regional Park. At 11.40am he chanced upon a 31-year-old woman out with her child. Near a footbridge, he sexually assaulted the woman by touching her.

Approximately 20 minutes after this assault, Fadare attacked a fourth victim, a 30-year-old woman also out with her child in the park. The victim had stopped to look at some horses in a paddock and, while standing near the fence, Fadare approached her and sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to break free from Fadare’s grip and run away with her child.

Days later, on Thursday 5th November, Fadare sexually assaulted a fifth woman as she waited for a bus in Middlesex Street, in the City of London. The victim was an off-duty police officer and, when Fadare left, he was followed by the victim who alerted police and he was detained.

Metropolitan Police detectives linked the five attacks thanks to the similar descriptions provided by the victims as well as the striking similarities in the nature of the offences. CCTV footage was used to construct a timeline of Fadare’s movements. An identity parade was also used to independently identified Fadare.

Detective Sergeant Darren Case said: “Fadare has shown himself to be a sexual predator who methodically targeted the most vulnerable women that he could find. In particular, he targeted a schoolgirl and two women who were with their children. He attacked these women when they were alone and in some cases in secluded areas. He thought this would help him conceal his crimes, but I’m pleased to say he was wrong.

“This investigation relied upon the dedication of officers to trawl hours of CCTV footage to identify and plot Fadare’s movements that day. The investigating officer, DC Tim Hudson, was tenacious in his efforts to identify Fadare.

“I would like to take the opportunity to highlight the courage and strength that the women have shown throughout the investigation. I hope this sentence helps bring some closure to them and this terrible experience they have endured.”