"I am Khan. I am here to have sex with you."
A sex pest who confronted women in their homes and demanded sex from them has been jailed for seven years.
Arfan Khan, aged 44, of Bolton, crept into one woman’s house after she left the back door unlocked, grabbed her wrist, and told her “come with me”.
The woman shouted for help before her boyfriend grabbed him and threw him out of the property.
A short time earlier, he had attempted to get into another woman’s house nearby.
She had opened her front door thinking a parcel was being delivered. But she was confronted by Khan who told her:
“I am Khan. I am here to have sex with you.”
He wedged his foot in the door but she managed to shut him out and took a photograph of him before she called the police.
While under investigation, sex pest Khan assaulted a man outside a storage unit, grabbing his genitals.
Khan also has a previous conviction for following a man walking his dog and trying to grab his genitals.
The sex pest was found guilty of trespass with intent to commit sexual offences and sexual assault following a trial in 2021.
Prosecutor Jane Dagnall told how on June 28, 2020, a woman was alone at her home and when she opened the door, Khan told her he wanted to have sex with her.
She managed to force the door shut and he then went to a neighbour’s house before leaving and heading to another house.
A woman had been cleaning her kitchen and did not lock her back door after emptying a bucket outside.
Jane Dagnall said: “She went upstairs to the bathroom and a few minutes later was aware of Mr Khan standing in her open bathroom door.
“He was staring at her.”
Miss Dagnall added that he grabbed her wrist and blew her a kiss.
On August 27, 2020, a man was locking up his business premises when Khan asked him whether he was alone and whispered the word “sex”.
Arfan Khan was asked to leave but then grabbed at the man’s genitals.
Colin Buckle, defending, said Khan accepts that he has an addiction to alcohol and on the day he went into the strangers’ homes, he had been drinking.
Recorder Simon Killeen told the sex pest that he poses a high risk of harm to the public.
He said: “It is difficult to imagine anything more terrifying for a woman on her own than somebody attempting to get into her house saying that he wanted to have sex with her.
“You have no real insight into what you were actually capable of.”
“You continued to deny what is obvious – that these offences were sexually motivated.
“You continue to trivialise your behaviour. Sadly, you don’t really show any remorse or victim empathy.”
Khan was jailed for seven years.