A man who dressed in women’s clothing and exposed prosthetic male genitals sexually assaulted seven women in terrifying late-night attacks.

Ali Ulas Ay, of Alexandra Park Road, Muswell Hill, targeted women walking alone on the streets of Kentish Town, Islington and Archway on separate occasions between April 2019 and October 21.

The 42-year-old approached victims dressed in women’s clothing such as tutus, fishnets and tights.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) says that Ay would then expose the prosthetic genitals and sexually assaulted a number of his targets.

Ay also showed some of the victims images of male genitalia as he attempted to engage them in conversation.

CCTV was used to identify the vehicle Ay used, which was traced back to his home address.

He was arrested in October 2021, when police uncovered a number of items of female clothing and sex toys he was wearing or carrying during his attacks.

Appearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 8 this year, he was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

He was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Protection Order for eight years.

Melissa Garner, from the CPS, said: “Ali Ay accosted his victims whilst they walked alone late at night in north London.

“He wore women’s clothing to lure his victims and make them initially feel at ease in his company. He told them that he was gay and that they should not be frightened. He then took the opportunity to sexually assault a number of them.

“The prosecution case included CCTV footage and strong witness testimony. We were also able to present a number of the items used by Ay in the attacks including tights and tutus.

“Women should feel safe to walk the streets without fear of attack. The CPS remain committed to prosecuting sexual offenders.”