A young woman said she "felt something warm"
A serial public masturbator has been revealed to be a high-flying finance specialist earning $120,000 a year.
Muhammad Khan, aged 40, of Keilor, Melbourne, Australia, ejaculated on women at music festivals and on public transport.
At Melbourne Magistrates Court, he pleaded guilty to indecent assault and three counts of sexual touching.
The attacks on several women came between 2015 and 2019 after migrating to Australia from Pakistan in 2009.
The first incident happened on February 8, 2015, at the St Kilda Festival.
A young woman said she “felt something warm on her back and turned around to see Khan buttoning up his pants”.
A public appeal was launched to find the person responsible but it would be several years before Khan would be finally identified.
On February 8, 2017, another woman was catching a tram to the Royal Melbourne Hospital when Khan touched her leg and ejaculated onto her dress.
On March 4, 2018, Khan attended Melbourne’s Brunswick Festival and ejaculated on another woman.
The court heard she “felt something wet” and realised Khan had ejaculated onto her top and jeans.
She did not see him but handed over her clothing so investigators could capture the perpetrator’s DNA.
On October 18, 2019, Khan was spotted on CCTV approaching a woman from behind at the Carlton Club. He was seen touching her buttocks and dragging his finger up her legs.
Khan previously worked at Bendigo’s Kangan Institute until he lost his job in October 2019 due to the sexual assault charges causing him to fail a working with children check.
He is now a senior employee at AB Phillips where he earns $120,000 a year.
His lawyer Amelia Beech said Khan was a father of two children under six whose wife was standing by him.
She said the charges had a “huge impact” on the finance specialist.
Khan was the “breadwinner” but feared he would lose his lucrative job if a conviction was recorded.
Ms Beech said Khan had moved to Australia from Pakistan in 2009 where “his relationship with women was very different”.
She said he found it “overwhelming” and had anxiety over women in Melbourne after having only “fleeting” contact with the opposite sex at university in Pakistan.
Ms Beech also said that after he had children, there was less “intimacy between him and his wife”.
News.com reported that Khan’s wife submitted a character reference which described him as a hard worker, and a devoted father and husband.
Khan will be sentenced on July 20, 2021.