Sex attacker who claimed he was ‘being friendly’ by groping strangers is jailed

Mobile phone footage. A man has today been jailed for two years and eight months for committing terrifying sexual assaults and unprovoked attacks against two women in Haringey. Mentesnot Cheru, 29, (03.06.1990) of Winchelsea Road, Tottenham, was convicted at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on Thursday, 27 June after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault and possession of cannabis. He was sentenced to two years and eight months custodial sentence and a three year extended licence was imposed, giving a total sentence of five years and eight months. He must serve two thirds of his sentence and there was a finding of dangerousness meaning that he cannot be released until the parole board are satisfied he is safe to do so. At Wood Green Crown Court on Wednesday, 11 September, Cheru was handed the sentence and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life. Both of the attacks took place on Thursday, 4 April. At approximately 10:20hrs, a 20-year-old woman was walking along Philip Lane, N15 before turning left into Clyde Road behind Tottenham Green Pools and Fitness. She then noticed a man running behind her.
A witness filmed Cheru after the assault (Picture: Met Police)

A ‘dangerous’ intercourse attacker who focused strangers on the street has been jailed for greater than two years.

Mentesnot Cheru, 29, selected random victims of their twenties for his violent intercourse assaults, minutes aside on the morning of April 4.

He touched the primary lady’s backside and privates, then known as her a ‘f***ing bitch’ and punched her 5 occasions within the face and shoulder, leaving her ‘shocked and traumatised’, with a swollen eye requiring hospital remedy, the court docket heard.

Minutes later one other lady, 27, was attacked by Cheru in a close-by avenue.

She advised the court docket: ‘I was suddenly slapped hard on my bottom from behind and it was really hard. I immediately turned around to see who had done that to me. He then punched me to the face once,’ she advised police.

Cheru was tracked down after a witness filmed him whereas he fled following the primary assault.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Cheru Mentesnot, 29, who has been sentenced to two years and eight months at Wood Green Crown Court in London after he admitted to two counts of sexual assault. Cheru carried out the violent sex attacks on random victims, who were in their 20s, minutes apart on the morning of April 4 in Tottenham, north London. PA Photo. Issue date: Wednesday September 11, 2019. See PA story COURTS Tottenham. Photo credit should read: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Cheru Mentesnot, 29, who has been sentenced to 2 years and eight months (Picture: PA)

Joshua Donka, 20, noticed him a month later and adopted him to his dwelling, the place he known as the police.



Officers arrested Cheru, of Winchelsea Road, Tottenham, and located the garments he was carrying on the day he carried out the assaults.

He pleaded responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault and a cost of possessing hashish at an earlier listening to.

Sentencing him to 2 years and eight months imprisonment, with an additional three years on prolonged licence, Judge Gregory Perrins advised him: ‘You are plainly and simply a dangerous man.’

Cheru should serve at the very least two-thirds of his sentence and can solely be launched when the Parole Board says it is protected to take action.

The decide stated Cheru had demonstrated ‘clear misogynistic attitudes towards women’.

‘They both involved random attacks on lone women,’ he stated. ‘You deliberately targeted them and saw them as vulnerable women walking alone in the street.’

Clyde Road, N15. (Picture: Google) A man has been charged by detectives from Haringey investigating a series of sexual assaults. Cheru Mentesnot, 28 (03.06.90) of Winchelsea Road, Tottenham, N17 was charged on Saturday, 4 May with two counts of sexual assault, which occurred on Thursday, 4 April. One that took place in Clyde Road, N15 and another in Philip Lane, N15.
One of the assaults happened in Clyde Road, Haringey (Picture: Google)

Wood Green Crown Court heard that his first sufferer, 20, was on her approach to work at round 10.20am when she was attacked by Cheru, who touched her backside and privates.

She stated in a sufferer influence assertion: ‘I was attacked for no reason. When the attack first happened, I was totally shocked. I couldn’t imagine somebody had attacked me for no cause.’

Cheru’s lawyer Robert Kaim stated at an earlier listening to: ‘Mr Cheru, whether it was love, lust or whatever, was trying to be friendly. He didn’t imply it to be because it was.’

Cheru has a string of earlier convictions, together with a seven-year jail sentence in 2010 for stabbing a police officer within the again in Croydon.



While serving his sentence, he attacked a jail guard, earlier than being convicted for exposing himself to a rest room cleaner two days after his launch in 2016.

Speaking after the sentence, Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, from the Metropolitan Police, stated: ‘He’s an acutely harmful particular person who poses a big danger of inflicting hurt to the general public, notably girls.

‘It was inevitable {that a} discovering of dangerousness can be reached on this case due to his earlier offending historical past and his lack of empathy and regret for the victims.

‘The solely cause he pleaded responsible is as a result of overwhelming proof from the cell phone footage which captured him instantly after the primary offence.

‘No doubt he would have committed further offences if he hadn’t been caught and I pay tribute to the Good Samaritan in coming ahead to permit us to catch this particular person.’