A 28-year-old man from Wokingham has been jailed for two years and eight months after being found guilty to several accounts of sexual assault and stalking.

Forid Khil, aged 28, of Mill Lane, Wokingham, appeared at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Monday, May 20 where he was sentenced to imprisonment.

Khil must also sign the Sex Offenders Registered for life and be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He was previously found guilty by unanimous jury verdict of two counts of sexual assault and one count of stalking, following a six-day trial at the same court which concluded on 5 February.

At around 9.20pm on January 15, 2023, a woman was walking alone along Reading Bridge when Khil approached her and blocked her way with a bike he used for making food deliveries.

He asked her personal questions and demanded for her phone number until she gave it to him. The victim thought that by giving him her phone number he would leave her alone, but he started to walk in the same direction as her.

Khil then sexually assaulted the victim and continued to call her and message her multiple times for two weeks until the victim reported the incident to police.

The second incident occurred between February and July 2023.

Khil befriended the victim, and began bringing her free food from the delivery company he worked for. He invited himself into the victim’s home and due to his behaviour the victim told him she did not want to see him again.

After this, he became obsessed and started turning up at her address every day, knocking on her door and windows, calling her and sending her messages and demanding for her to let him in. The victim refused and threatened to call the police.

The third incident occurred on the 30 June 2023, when another victim ordered food using a food delivery app.

At 11.15am Khil turned up at the victim’s house on his bike to deliver her food. Khil asked the victim invasive questions, demanded her phone number and asked to kiss her.

When the victim declined, he put his foot in the way of the door, tried to push into her home, and reached forwards with his hand and touched the victim over her clothing.

Following an investigation, Khil was arrested on the 3 August 2023 and was charged the following day.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Anaïs Banneville, of the Priority Crime Team based at Reading police station, said: “I would like to thank the victims for coming forward and supporting our investigation and their courage should be commended.

“Had it not been for the bravery of these three victims supporting the investigation, it is likely that Khil would have continued to offend by preying on lone females.

“I hope this prison sentence goes some way in giving victims the confidence to come forward to the police to report such offences.

“Thames Valley Police is dedicated to tackling violence against women and girls by identifying and pursuing those who commit these crimes.

“For victims of sexual assault, coming forward and reporting it is incredibly hard, but we urge anyone who has been subjected to these terrible crimes, to speak up.  We will believe you and support you throughout the process.

“You can contact us via our website, by calling 101, or by visiting a police station. We have experienced officers and staff who will listen to and support you.”