Australian man who sexually assaulted four Australian women over four years says he knows he 'needs to change'

Muhammed Khan.
Muhammed Khan. Photo credit: LinkedIn/Getty

Warning: This article contains details of sexual assault. 

A man who admitted to ejaculating on and groping multiple women in public over several years says he knows he needs to change. 

Muhammed Khan, 40, pleaded guilty to indecent and sexual assault charges in relation to the attacks on multiple women.

The senior financial services employee targeted his first victim at the St Kilda festival in 2015. Court documents obtained by say the woman felt something "warm and wet" on her back, and turned around to see Khan doing up his trousers.

She immediately reported the incident to security and gave her clothing to the police for forensic testing.

Another woman was targeted in a similar attack in February 2017 on a Melbourne tram, and a third woman was abused at Brunswick Festival in March 2018.

DNA samples taken from the third victim's clothing matched the previous incidents and in 2019, Khan groped the fourth woman in a Melbourne club.

He was detained by security and identified by the woman via CCTV footage.

Khan's lawyer, Amelia Beech, said he had the ongoing support of his wife.

"He takes these charges extremely seriously, they've had an enormous impact on him," she said, according to a report by The Age.

Khan is now "dedicated to bettering himself", said Beech. However, the lawyer conceded that her client lacked insight into the reasons behind his offending, as well as the impact his crimes had on his victims.

Khan has been released on bail and will reappear in court for sentencing next week. 

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