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Jailed: Predator attacked six women in 12-day rampage


A sex predator who attacked six women days after he was released from a prison sentence for similar offences has been jailed for life.

Joshua Victorin, 24, was supposed to be under supervision when he embarked on a 12-day spree of terror during the festive season last year.

He attacked four women in a single day, Inner London crown court heard.

Victorin's previous victims included a prison officer as well as a drug and alcohol worker.

He was released in early December and attacked his next victim on December 23, 2020 when she got off a bus in Peckham.

At an earlier hearing, prosecutor Claire Harden-Frost said: 'These offences can be seen as part of a campaign to rape and sexually assault women walking alone in the streets of London.

'This, frankly is most people's nightmare in this situation.'

Victorin has seven previous convictions for 14 offences dating back to 2014.

He was jailed for 17 months in February 2019 for unlawful wounding and possession of an offensive weapon.

Victorin was jailed for a year after sexually assaulted two prison guards while serving his sentence, as well as a separate sexual assault on a female police officer in March last year.

He was released halfway through his sentence in August, but recalled to prison after being charged with possession of cannabis and outraging public decency - by having consensual sex in a park in front of people, including children - and was then freed under licence in December. 

Victorin carried out four sex assaults on 4 January this year in the Bermondsey and Elephant and Castle area.

On each occasion Victorin came up behind the women, grabbing them around the waist and legs.

He pulled the trousers of the sixth victim down, she pulled them back up again but he pulled her towards him so that his groin was against her, panting as he did so.

Victorin was handed a life sentence with a minimum term of eight years and eight months, minus the 334 days he has already spent in custody for the two attempted rapes.

He was given concurrent sentences totalling three years and two months for the sexual assaults with no separate penalty for the possession of cannabis.