A ‘calculating sexual predator’ posed as a gynaecological researcher to lure young women to his flat and sexually assault them.
Student Liam Ryan, 21, posted an ad on the Gumtree website calling for female volunteers to take part in ‘global medical research’, in exchange for £500.
More than 200 women, mainly cash-strapped students, responded to Ryan’s online advert, but only three – including a 19-year-old – agreed to be examined.
The women were promised £500 for undergoing an invasive internal examination at Ryan’s flat in a tower block in Birmingham.
But when the former business management student failed to hand over the cash, the police were informed.
Ryan pleaded guilty to two charges of assault by penetration and three charges of engaging in sexual activity without consent at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday.
He was jailed for four and a half years, ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and was made the subject of a ten-year sex offender prevention order.