A DISHWASHER dubbed a “serial bottom slapper” has admitted sexually assaulting women while cycling through the streets late at night.

Constantin Barbutu pedalled through Brighton and Hove either groping or slapping women from behind, and made rude sexual gestures towards them.

The Romanian 21-year-old appeared at Hove Crown Court for his trial on Monday, where he pleaded guilty to 11 of the 21 charges against him.

Detectives originally responded to more than 24 claims between September 2016 and February 2017.

The incidents stretched from New Church Road in Hove to Madeira Drive in Kemp Town, and up to Dyke Road Avenue in the north of the city.

Women reported that they would be walking home at night, when Barbutu would swoop in and either grope them or slap their bottoms without their consent.

They also reported him making lewd gestures to them.

He first appeared before magistrates in September 2017, where a condition of his bail was not to ride a bicycle, and not to apply for travel documents to leave the UK.

Barbutu, of Cromwell Road in Hove, had been working as a dishwasher in Brighton at the time of the offences.

He admitted 11 offences, and another ten will lie on file.

He has been released on bail before his sentencing on Friday, July 20.

Barbutu could face a potential prison sentence, but he will be given some discount for pleading guilty before the trial started.