Charles Omishore, 32, lured men to have sex with them in public bathrooms. While he was engaging in sex, he pick-pocketed the men and stole their possessions.
The 32-year-old crook targeted gay men as they were having sex in the loos, so it is feared many of his crimes have not been reported.
Omishore, who has 22 previous convictions, is barred from setting foot in men’s rooms in Soho and Westminster, central London, after a ruling at Westminster magistrates’ court.
‘This will finally stop a prolific offender who has preyed on the gay community for more than a decade,’ a spokesman for the City of Westminster City Council said.
Councillor Nickie Aiken added: ‘We suspect Omishore has been getting away with this for so long, because his victims have been reluctant to come forward to report attacks and thefts.’ Chief Inspector Kevin Hobson said: ‘The impact on victims from such crimes is immeasurable.’
The impact on victims from such crimes is immeasurable and to those who have come forward to help the investigations in the past we again offer our sincere thanks and support,’ he said.
In total, Omishore has 22 convictions over the past ten years ranging from smoking crack cocaine in public telephone boxes to fraud.
The Westminster Council’s cabinet member for community protection, Nickie Aiken, said: “A crime is a crime and victims must feel they are able to report a crime, whatever the circumstances.