Cardiff man exposes himself to frightened woman on train from London Paddington

One woman believed she would be raped by a self-disclosed man in an empty train car.

Oliver Trim was jailed after repeatedly asking the victim to have sex in train toilets before unzipping his pants and standing over him.

He had been released from prison a few hours ago and told the victim after helping him with his jammed bag.

The victim managed to send a message to his friends, demanding that the police get on the train at the next station and arrest him.

32 year old Cardiff Then he attacked a police officer.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that Trim took a train from London Paddington to Bristol last year.

The victim helped her as her bag got stuck while she was walking down the hallway.

Trim then sat next to the victim and tried to talk to him. The court heard that she asked him to have sex with her in the bathroom and asked if the woman was ‘naughty’.

She turned down his request and ignored him, but repeated his advances and unzipped his pants.

In a victim impact statement, the woman said: “The incident made me feel disgusted and in some ways angry, sad and scared about what happened.

“I didn’t know what to do. I believe that if I hadn’t defended myself, he would have taken things even further. I believed he would rape me. It hurts me to even think about it.

“I am incredibly anxious to get on another shuttle to Bristol. I don’t know if I’ll ever feel comfortable getting on the train alone again.”

The court heard that Trim then “squeezed the ass” of a female police officer.

The officer said in a statement: “I firmly believe that you are treated fairly and that you will be treated the way you would like to be treated. This affected me deeply. I was sad and cried a lot as I wrote this.

“Now I feel like my personal body has been violated. Although it was not a physical injury, I now feel that it will stay with me for a long time.”

A GWR train at London Paddington station. Credit: PA

Trim admitted exposure, sexual assault and criminal harm and was convicted after being tried for using racially aggravated language of insult. The second accusation concerned his use of racial slurs on someone in Paddington, London.

District Judge Angus Hamilton said: “Mr Trim seems very reluctant to do anything about his conduct.

“These crimes occurred the day he was released from prison, he seems to lack the self-discipline to stay out of trouble 24 hours a day.

“His score shows a terrible hostility towards women that can only get worse when he gets drunk. He doesn’t seem motivated to do anything about alcohol abuse. ”

Hamilton, who sentenced him to 37 weeks in prison, said: “I strongly believe in constructive punishment – punishment designed to overcome an underlying problem.

“But there are some situations where that is not an appropriate form of punishment, and I’m afraid you definitely fall into that category.”

As Trim tried to talk about him, the judge continued: “You seem to have done little to resolve the underlying issues and, according to probation services, you failed to contact them and missed appointments.

“Exposure was a long-term event where you repeatedly exposed yourself to a woman who appeared to be targeted for being alone in a train carriage.

“Third, your record is appalling and shows a repeated disregard for women’s safety and repeated offensive attacks on women.”

Trim was also fined £120 for damaging a police cell.

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