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'Dangerous' sexual predator, 30, dressed up as a woman in long silver wig and black dress to assault teenage girl as she jogged past his home

A 'dangerous sexual predator' donned a long, silver wig and black dress before he ran out of his flat to assault a teenager who jogged past his home, a court heard.
Mark Brown was caught on CCTV dashing out of his flat, wearing the get-up, before stalking the girl and ambushing her, a jury was told.
The 30-year-old convicted sex attacker, of Newington Green, north London, followed her for about 500 metres before attacking her.
Wood Green Crown Court heard that shortly before 3.55am on September 20, the victim jogged past Brown's home address.
Brown spotted her go by and put on a dress and leather jacket before dashing out of his flat in a mad rush to catch her - putting on a long silver wig as he ran.
He caught up with her after following her for about 500m. The girl, in her late teens, was unaware of anyone behind her until Brown placed his hand on her shoulder.
Before she had a chance to turn around to see who it was, she was sexually assaulted.
Mark Brown donned a long, silver wig and black dress before he ran out of his flat to assault a teenager who jogged past his home, a court heard
Mark Brown donned a long, silver wig and black dress before he ran out of his flat to assault a teenager who jogged past his home, a court heard

He was caught on CCTV dashing out of his flat, wearing the get-up, before stalking the girl and ambushing her, a jury was told
He was caught on CCTV dashing out of his flat, wearing the get-up, before stalking the girl and ambushing her, a jury was told
She tried to push him away and shouted at her attacker, but was pushed to the down on the ground.
She continued kicking and screaming but she had her eyes closed. When she opened her eyes, the suspect had fled and she only saw them running off in the distance, noticing they had long, silver hair.
After reporting the horrific incident to police, detectives found chilling CCTV footage showing Brown sprint from his home address after her, before following her - staying a few feet behind her until the attack.
The footage also showed Brown without the wig on. Brown was arrested and charged on October 5.
During his police interview, he was shown the CCTV footage and a still of him without the wig on - but he denied it was him and said he believed it was a woman.
When asked about the wig, Brown initially responded with 'no comment,' before telling officers that he had bought it for a fancy dress party but he 'threw it out ages ago'.
The court heard Brown has previously been convicted of seven counts of sexual touching and is on the Sex Offender's Register.
After reporting the horrific incident to police, detectives found chilling CCTV footage showing Brown sprint from his home address after her, before following her - staying a few feet behind her until the attack
After reporting the horrific incident to police, detectives found chilling CCTV footage showing Brown sprint from his home address after her, before following her - staying a few feet behind her until the attack
Brown also breached his licence conditions of not being allowed out between 10pm and 8am.
Detective Constable Giash Uddin, the investigating officer from Central East's Safeguarding team, said: 'Brown is a dangerous, sexual predator and I am pleased that the jury agreed with the overwhelming evidence we gathered against him.
'Brown was lying in wait, in disguise, ready to pounce on his unsuspecting victim. He has refused to admit his guilt throughout and forced his victim to re-live her traumatic ordeal by going to trial.
'I'd like to praise the victim for her courage and cooperation throughout our investigation.
'I hope that Brown being brought to justice will give her a small measure of comfort and closure.
'I'd also like to thank Islington Council for their help with the extensive CCTV enquiries we carried out which identified Brown as the suspect and ultimately saw him get convicted for this heinous crime.'
He will be sentenced next month.

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