Man ad­mits sex­ual as­sault while danc­ing at stu­dents’ union

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

A teenager has nar­rowly avoided a cus­to­dial sen­tence af­ter he sex­u­ally as­saulted a girl twice on the same night while they were danc­ing at a nightspot in Dundee.

Nine­teen-year-old Naqash Nadeem, of Bush Street, Mus­sel­burgh, be­gan danc­ing with the girl at DUSA The Union on Air­lie Place, de­spite not know­ing her.

De­pute fis­cal Laura Bruce told Dundee Sher­iff Court that around 1.20am on Jan­uary 10 he be­gan danc­ing be­hind her, put his hands round her waist then sex­u­ally as­saulted her on top of her cloth­ing.

The teenage girl at­tempted to move away and one of her friends wit­nessed the as­sault. The girl de­cided to re­main in the stu­dents’ union, Mrs Bruce said.

An hour later, she was again danc­ing but had be­come sep­a­rated from her friends. Nadeem then ap­proached and again sex­u­ally as­saulted her in the same way.

The mat­ter was re­ferred to door staff. Po­lice were called to the venue and the ac­cused was iden­ti­fied by door staff and ap­pre­hended.

Ap­pear­ing in court, Nadeem ad­mit­ted that on Jan­uary 10 at Mono dance floor in DUSA, Air­lie Place, he re­peat­edly sex­u­ally as­saulted the girl over her cloth­ing while danc­ing with her.

Sher­iff Alas­tair Brown told him: “I am con­sid­er­ing a cus­to­dial sen­tence for this. Touch­ing any per­son sex­u­ally with­out con­sent is some­thing that would at­tract a prison sen­tence.”

Sher­iff Brown de­ferred sen­tenc­ing un­til May 10 for a so­cial work back­ground re­port and a re­stric­tion of lib­erty or­der as­sess­ment. He placed Nadeem on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter in the in­terim.

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