In the Media

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter

PUBLISHED May 25, 2012

It was only when he attacked an 11-year-old schoolgirl on a bus that Lee Read was arrested, but not before he had molested several women on the London underground. His modus operandi would be to sit next to them, cover their thighs with his overcoat and then use it as a cover to touch them inappropriately. Yet, despite cctv footage catching the father-of-three doing this several times during just one month of Central line commuting, only one adult victim of his assaults appears to have reported him. And then only after he did away with the coat to grab under her skirt, before following her out of the carriage.

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