Man charged over Brighton city centre sexual assaults

A man has appeared in court on sex offence charges after two incidents in which women were assaulted in Brighton city centre.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 5:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 5:50 pm

According to Sussex Police, Abdullah Rahman, 36, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault by touching over clothing and one count of indecent exposure.

One is alleged to have occurred in London Road just before midday on Monday (March 15) and the other one in nearby Trafalgar Road a few minutes later.

Rahman, who is unemployed, appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court today (March 17) and was remanded in custody before an appearance at Lewes Crown Court on April 20.

Abdullah Rahman was charged in connection with two sexual assaults

Detective Sergeant Jenny Pietersen of Brighton CID said: “Officers responded swiftly to these reports and the arrest was made nearby shortly afterwards.

"Anyone who has concerns or who wishes to speak to us on learning of this case can do so at any time, either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 523 of 15/03.”