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A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a university student – in an attack in which he wore a dress and a silver wig.

Mark Brown, 30, followed his 18-year-old victim home as she got off a bus near Newington Green in Islington, north London, in the early hours of 20 September last year.

When she reached her front door, he pounced on her and put his hand under her skirt.

She fell to the ground screaming and kicked out at Brown who ran off, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Police had scoured CCTV of the area, which led them to Brown’s home.

In the garden, they found a black leather jacket with latex gloves in the pockets, a T-shirt, a long silver wig and a bra as well as some hay in a Tesco bag. A loose rabbit was found in Brown’s home.

Michael Oatley, from the CPS, said: “Mark Brown targeted a lone, young victim as she made her way home from a night out during Freshers’ Week.

“Brown was dressed in female clothing including a short dress and silver wig. He stalked his victim before sexually assaulting her right on her own doorstep.

“The prosecution case included strong witness testimony and CCTV footage which showed Brown leaving his home dressed in the female clothing.

Mark Brown, 30, wore a dress and a silver wig when he sexually assaulted a university student. Pic: CPS
Brown was convicted of sexual assault. Pic: CPS

“At first Brown told police officers that the person in the footage was not him and that he had thrown out the wig which he previously used for fancy dress.

“He later changed his story and went on to say that it was him, but that he had only intended to rob the victim. He will now have to face the consequences of his actions.

“The CPS takes crimes against women extremely seriously and will prosecute offenders where there is the evidence to do so.”

Brown’s trial at Wood Green Crown Court concluded on Friday with him being convicted of sexual assault.

Brown, from Islington, will be sentenced on 14 August.

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