August 2017


36-year-old Sayful Islam of Shide Road, Newport has today (Friday) been jailed for 36 weeks and ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register for 10 years after admitting carrying out 2 sexual assaults.

Back in June of this year, Islam intentionally grabbed a teenage boy’s genitals whilst shopping in The Entertainer on St James’ Street, Newport, as well as touching him inappropriately a further 2 times whilst in the shop.

The youth told his mother what had happened and it was the mother that later spotted Sayful Islam outside Morrisons supermarket. She snapped his photo and shared the image on social media, which resulted in Islam’s arrested within hours.

It was this photograph circulating on social media that led to another victim coming forward to say that Islam had also sexually touched him some 18 months before.

Despite initially denying the charges, Islam changed his plea to guilty at a previous court appearance and was today sentenced at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court.

Sayful Islam has been deemed as a high risk to children and as a result has been jailed for 36 weeks, placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years and fined £140.