3 Men From Bassingbourn Barracks Sentenced For Sex Assaults

15 May 2015, 16:49

Three men have been jailed after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting women in Cambridge.

Khaled El Azibi, 19, was sentenced to 12 months for two counts of sexual assault.

Ibrahim Naji El Maarfi, 21, was sentenced to 10 months for two counts of sexual assault, one count of indecent exposure and one count of stealing a bike.

Mohammed Abdalsalam, 27, was also sentenced to 10 months for two sexual assaults, one count of threatening behaviour and one count of stealing a bike.

All three men were staying at Bassingbourn Barracks at the time.

The incidents occurred on October 26 last year.

The first incident took place at about 1.55am when all three men were speaking to two women in Corn Exchange Street.

El Maarfi then moved towards the women, aged 18 and 19, and sexually assaulted them both.

The second incident took place at about 8am when all three men approached an 18 year-old woman in Corn Exchange Street.

El Maarfi tried unsuccessfully to kiss the woman. Shortly after she was sexually assaulted twice by El Azibi.

At this point Abdalsalam walked over and sexually assaulted her twice.

Shortly after, the woman was approached by El Maarfi, who then indecently exposed himself.

Chief Inspector James Sutherland, said: "This was a complicated case, but with the help of information from the victims and an extensive review of CCTV footage, we were able to put a strong case before the court. Luckily incidents of this nature are extremely rare in Cambridge.
"Foreign nationals who have abused our hospitality by committing crimes in this country should be in no doubt of our determination to remove them from it. Those who break our laws should be removed from the country at the earliest opportunity, and we will seek to remove any foreign national offender who receives a custodial sentence for a criminal offence.”