A high-flying finance specialist who ejaculated on a young woman at a music festival has been fired from his job where he was earning $120,000 a year.
Muhammad ‘Bilal’ Khan, 40, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual touching and one count of indecent assault in Melbourne’s Magistrates Court on July 15.
Khan appeared in court again on Tuesday where his lawyer confirmed he had been fired from his job at financial services and insurance company AB Phillips.
Muhammad ‘Bilal’ Khan, 40, pleaded guilty in Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 15 to three counts of sexual touching and one count of indecent assault
His first accusation came from a young woman who attended the St Kilda Festival (pictured) on February 8, 2015 who in a police statement of facts ‘felt something warm on her back’
The father-of-two had been a senior employee at the company until he was let go on Monday, after it was revealed he had committed a series of sex offences.
The court previously heard the serial public masturbator had carried out a spate of vile attacks on women from 2015 to 2019, after he migrated from Pakistan in 2009.
Police released this sketch of Khan after the 2015 sexual assault
On Tuesday, Khan appeared in court via video link sitting next to his two children and his wife, who has remained by her husband’s side throughout the ordeal.
Acting as a character reference, his wife described as him as a ‘hard worker’ and a ‘devoted father and husband’.
His lawyer Amelia Beech said her client is the ‘breadwinner’ of the family and was feeling ‘enormous stress and distress’ after being terminated from his job.
She previously said her client had been concerned that if a conviction was recorded he would lose his lucrative job.
The Keilor man’s first accusation came from a young woman who attended the St Kilda Festival on February 8, 2015.
A police statement of facts reads that the woman ‘felt something warm on her back and turned around to see Khan buttoning up his pants’ news.com.au reported.
Investigators launched a public appeal in the wake of the incident to identify the perpetrator, but it would be several years before Khan would finally be identified.
On October 18, 2019, Khan was captured on CCTV approaching a woman from behind at the Carlton Club (pictured) and seen touching her buttocks and dragging his finger up her leg
On February 8, 2017, two years after the incident at the festival, the finance specialist struck again, this time ejaculating on a woman on a tram.
The victim told police she had been travelling from Flinders Street to the Royal Melbourne Hospital when a man touched her leg and ejaculated on her dress.
On March 4, 2018, Khan attended the Brunswick Festival in Melbourne and again ejaculated on a female stranger.
The victim had felt something wet and saw he had ejaculated on her top and jeans.
While the woman could not identify who the masturbator was, she handed over her clothes for police to take a DNA sample.
Just over a year later on October 18, 2019, Khan was captured on CCTV approaching a woman from behind at the Carlton Club, a popular Melbourne nightclub.
The vision shows him touching her buttocks and dragging his finger up her legs.
The father-of-two lost his job as an IT lead at Bendigo’s Kangan Institute in October 2019 after his sex offences charges meant he failed a working with children check.
On March 4, 2018, Khan attended the Brunswick Festival in Melbourne and again ejaculated on a female stranger
The court previously heard that before Khan moved to Australia ‘his relationship with women was very different’.
His lawyer said he found it ‘overwhelming’ moving to Melbourne after having limited contact with the opposite sex at university in Pakistan.
Magistrate Harnett said she plans to sentence Khan to a community corrections order under the condition he completes an offence-specific treatment program.
She said the treatment would benefit both him and the wider community.
He is due to be sentenced on Tuesday next week.