Man admits sexual assault while dancing at students’ union
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.