|Local Masseur Jailed for Sexual Assaulting Female Clients|
Mohamed El Alfy's offences began at the Happiness Centre in Uxbridge Road
A masseur from Hammersmith has been sentenced to eight years in jail after being found guilty of sexually assaulting three female clients.
34 year-old Mohamed El Alfy of Brackenbury Road shouted abuse at the jury at Isleworth Crown Court after the verdict saying that they had only found him guilty because they were women.
The court heard that in 2012, a 33 year-old woman attended the Happiness Centre, Uxbridge Road for a sports massage. Whilst she lay naked except for a towel, El Alfy sexually assaulted her. The victim reported the offence to police and El Alfy was arrested. He denied the offence and was released pending further enquiries.
In 2015, a 45 year-old woman attended the health spa at the Hilton Hotel, Syon Park, Brentford. Whilst she lay on her front for a massage, El Alfy sexually assaulted her. The same day a 48 year-old woman attended the same health spa and whilst El Alfy was administering a facial massage, he sexually assaulted her. The incidents were reported to police and El Alfy was arrested and subsequently charged.
At the conclusion of the court case on 7 July, El Alfy was found guilty of all three offences.
El Alfy was also served with a sexual harm prevention order preventing him from working as a masseur and placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely.
Detective Inspector Rory Wilkinson of the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command said: "El Alfy targeted women he encountered through his job as a masseur, abusing his role to carry out these attacks. His sentence of eight years reflects the seriousness of the offences he committed.
"The successful prosecution is due largely to the tenacity of the officers in the case - Detective Constable Wintle and Detective Constable Meadows. I would also like to commend the victims in the case were to be commended for their bravery in giving evidence in court."
July 10, 2017