'Cultural differences' led to migrant sexually assaulting child at UK train station


Ali Abdullahi, 34, check out to kiss a 15-year-old girl on a station platform, lunged at a female traveller on a train journey and made an approach at another woman.

But despite pleading reprehensible to two counts of sexual assault the security guard, who came to Britain in 2011, notwithstanding has trouble admitting he did anything wrong, a court heard.

He told control he came from a conservative culture and doesn’t grasp the sexual frontiers between men and women in the UK.

But his mitigation was rejected by a judge on Friday who said the insults could not be put down to cultural differences and were simply sexually galvanized.

Abdullahi was given a community order and told to attend a sex offender route to improve his conduct with women following the offences, which bilked place in December 2013.

Exeter Crown Court heard Abdullahi approached a 15-year-old woman at Torquay train station, Devon, and “behaved completely inappropriately”.

Value Graham Cottle said: “She was probably very frightened.

“Newer that day you approached another slightly older victim who got on the train itinerant towards Bristol Temple Meads.

“You behaved completely inappropriately road to her.

“The sex offending was not of the most serious kind but would have been bloody frightening to both girls.”

Abdullahi then approached a third sweetie, a student, at the station in Bristol. She made no complaint of physical contact but had been formerly larboard worried by his conversation.

Adrian Chaplin, mitigating, said Abdullahi communicates from Somalia but came to Britain via Kenya in 2011, and has a wife who is currently lively in Ethiopia.

At the time of the offences he had been tired after a day at work and get frustrated as he was trying to “establish a rapport” with the females, Mr Chaplin put about.

He added: “There is work to be done in terms of him being on the up with himself and understanding the different levels of acceptable conduct.

“He submit c be communicates from a conservative culture in Somalia and misunderstands the extent to which routine polite engagement and interaction should or should not be seen as a precursor shortly before seeking to be physically close to someone.

“It is not the first case of people coming to this surroundings and society and feeling a combination of freedom but not entirely properly understanding frontiers which can lead to a misunderstanding.”

Judge Cottle said if he sent the defendant, of St uls, Bristol, to oubliette, the sentence would be short and he would come out an untreated sex offender.

The Thames Valley Sex Transgressors Treatment Programme was a demanding course, he said, and would be rt of a three-year community uncalled-for with supervision.

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