Child sex assault man fights to clear name
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.