Child sex as­sault man fights to clear name

The Press and Journal (Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

An Aberdeen man who sex­u­ally as­saulted a young girl and ex­posed him­self to two other chil­dren in the city is fight­ing to clear his name.

Al­lah­baksh Nadaf was jailed for 27 months and given a three-year ex­tended sen­tence af­ter be­ing con­victed of three child sex charges fol­low­ing a trial at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court last May. Now, the 31-year-old has launched a bid to have his con­vic­tion and sen­tence quashed and a pro­ce­dural hear­ing will take place at the High Court of Jus­ti­ciary in Ed­in­burgh next Wed­nes­day.

Nadaf de­nied the al­le­ga­tions, claim­ing he had been mis­taken for some­one else but a jury took just an hour to find him guilty of all the charges.

The court heard Nadaf had handed him­self in to po­lice af­ter the me­dia re­leased CCTV footage of him at the Castle­gate fol­low­ing one of the at­tacks.

But he claimed he had only been in the area by co­in­ci­dence and just hap­pened to match the de­scrip­tion of the flasher.

Dur­ing ev­i­dence, he told the jury he had walked along Flour­mill Lane on Novem­ber 24 last year, shortly be­fore a man had ex­posed him­self to an eight-year-old girl. But he de­nied he was the cul­prit.

He also de­nied in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing a 12-yearold girl on Novem­ber 25, 2014, and ex­pos­ing him­self to a 10-year-old girl on Jan­uary 15, 2016.

It emerged Nadaf had been picked out of a po­lice pa­rade by the three chil­dren as some­one they thought looked like the man who had at­tacked them.

Sher­iff Gra­ham Buchanan im­posed a sex­ual of­fences pre­ven­tion or­der on him, which will last for five years. This for­bids him from hav­ing any con­tact with all chil­dren, apart from his son and nephew.

He will be on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for life.

Al­lah­baksh Nadaf

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