Man jailed after sex assault

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A SEX attacker who targeted two teenage girls near a Metro station has been jailed.

David Hamlani sexually asaulted two 15-year-olds who were out with their separate groups of friends at Brockley Whins, near Boldon Colliery.

Newcastle Crown Court heard one youngster was pinned against a wall and attacked in an underpass.

Another was sexually assaulted as she sat at an area near the underpass exit.

Judge Michael Cartlidge jailed Hamlani, 21, who’s partner gave birth to their first child just weeks after the attack, for 20 months and said he must sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Prosecutor Amanda Rippon told the court the incidents left one victim scared to go out and another found her life generally, particularly her schoolwork, was effected by her ordeal.

Miss Rippon told the court Hamlani, of no fixed abode, had started to chat to the first victim as she and her friend walked past him in the underpass.

But things quickly turned nasty and when one of the girls refused his drunken advances he turned his attention to the other.

Hamlani pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual assault.

He already has a string of previous convictions, including exposing himself to a woman in the street in 2006.

The court heard Hamlani is “deeply regretful” and feels embarassed.