May 2021

Sex beast who targeted lone females on Birmingham trains jailed

A depraved sex beast who targeted schoolgirls and women travelling alone on West Midlands trains has been jailed.

Sick Kwamin Mercer assaulted five women on the evening of September 3 and morning of September 4 last year.

Mercer, aged 39, was today caged for four years after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault by touching, one count of outraging public decency, one count of common assault and one count of committing a common assault with the intention of committing a relevant sexual assault.

He was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SPHO) for 10 years that states he must not sit next to an unknown female on any public transport, or travel on the rail network, Underground or DLR in the UK unless he has a valid ticket purchased by a bank card registered to him.

The court heard he targeted his first victim on the evening of September 3 as the train left Birmingham

Mercer, of Corporation Street, Birmingham, approached a lone woman on the train, sat in the seat opposite her before leaning forward and touching her inappropriately.

The woman immediately moved away from Mercer who then put his hands in his trouser pockets and appeared to masturbate.

The following morning, between 7am and 9am, Mercer sexually assaulted four more women by touching them inappropriately on-board services travelling between stations in the West Midlands.

One of the victims was a 15-year-old girl travelling to school with a group of friends.

All the victims reported Mercer’s behaviour to the British Transport Police using its 61016 text-to-report service.