A man who carried out a series of sex attacks on women in and around a Birmingham railway station has been sent to a psychiatric hospital indefinitely.
The city's crown court heard that the sexual assaults became more and more serious with Keith Seymour's final terrified victim believing she was going to be raped. Judge Phillip Gregory said Seymour should not be released from a secure psychiatric unit until it was considered safe to do so.
He said it was clear Seymour, who had a very low IQ, got sexual pleasure out of the attacks and added: "Any court would be gravely concerned about the future safety of women without treatment for this man."
Seymour (20), of Johnson Road, Erdington, who admitted six charges of sexual assault, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
Tom Kenning, prosecuting, said Seymour began his spree in February last year and all the attacks took place at or near Erdington railway station.
He said the first victim had come from Birmingham and, after having got off the train, paused on an exit ramp to phone her boyfriend. She was then approached by the defendant who took her arm and sexually assaulted her.
Mr Kenning said Seymour also tried to kiss the woman who was trying to push him off and was screaming, and that some of the incident was captured on CCTV.
He said Seymour went up to another woman who was on the platform and asked her the time before grabbing her from behind in a bear hug.
When she asked him what he was playing at, Seymour told her he wanted to rape her and began to follow the victim who then phoned her husband to pick her up.
In a statement the woman said she normally travelled into work by train and that her life had been "turned upside down" as a result of what happened.
Mr Kenning said the attacks carried out by Seymour, who lived at an address which backed onto the railway line, increased in their seriousness.
His last victim was walking along Johnson Road when the defendant ran up to her from behind and pushed her to the ground. The attack only came to an end, he said, when Seymour was frightened off by a passer by.