LONDON: A man who sexually assaulted two women during a massage treatment has been sentenced in his absence. Muhammed Ramande, 39 of Shalfleet Drive, Notting Hill,West London was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment on Monday 19 February at Black friars Crown Court.
He was sentenced in his absence. He was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault by penetration on 12 February at the same court. He was arrested and charged on 6 June 2017. He was bailed to attend Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 4 July 2017.
On 30 July 2016Ramande gave a Swedish massage at a Beauty Salon in Kilburn where he worked. He asked the 31-year-old woman to lie naked on the massage bed and sexually assaulted her.
He was asked to stop and fearful for his job, pleaded for the woman to not report him to the police. He gave a £20 refund and promised that he would not sexually assault anyone in future.
Police were later informed and made contact with some women that were given a massage at the same venue by Ramande. A 28-year-old woman came forward following the appeal and reported that she too had experienced a similar sexual assault as the previous woman. In August 2017 Ramande left the UK with his daughter and headed to Turkey. Turkish Authorities confirmed he had left Turkey and believed to have headed towards Iran.