Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old On London Bus

15 April 2017, 10:54 | Updated: 15 April 2017, 10:59

Dean Forte, 36 (19.03.81)

Dean Forte, 36, sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl on a London bus.

Forte, of Knights Hill, West Norwood, was convicted of sexual assault and breach of a sexual harm prevention order on Tuesday (11). 

He denied the charge but was found guilty by a jury at the Inner London Crown Court.

Forte approached the young girl on the 468 bus on the West Norwood area in June last year.

Dean Forte, 36 (19.03.81)

It was about 4.30pm when he sat next to the victim towards the back, upstairs, on the bus, before sexually assaulting her. 

Detective Constable, Daniel Kelly, of the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: "Offences of this nature are taken very seriously. We would encourage any other victims to come forward. This conviction demonstrates victims will always be listened too and offenders will be prosecuted."

Forte will be sentenced on May 12.