A prolific sex offender who sexually assaulted schoolgirls as young as 12 years old on buses has been jailed, however, his sentence appears to be ridiculously lenient.
65-year-old Albert Gago from Hackney, London, was convicted of a number of sexual assaults committed against school girls on London buses.
Gago was sentenced to two years and three months behind bars.
The court heard how Gago sexually assaulted eight girls between the ages of 12 and 16 on buses in Enfield, Hackney, and Camden between September 2021 and June 2022.
He has also been ordered to sign the sex offenders' register for 10 years.
Police launched an investigation into Gago after receiving reports of his sexual attacks. He was arrested at his home address in Hackney and officers found clothing that matched that of a man seen in CCTV recordings of the assaults.
Detective James Eccleston said: "Gago was a prolific offender who targeted young girls as they used public transport. He is dangerous and I am pleased this offending has resulted in a custodial sentence.
"I would like to praise the bravery of the young victims, who reported the offences to police and supported us throughout the investigation as we took Gago to court. We have supported them along the way.
"The Met is tackling violence against women and girls in all its forms. Women and girls have the right to feel safe, at any time day or night, in public or at home and no one should have to put up with sexual behaviour."