Nottingham man jailed for indecent assault offences in the 1980s

Nottingham Crown Court ©
Nottingham Crown Court ©

A man has been jailed for two years after being found guilty of eight charges of indecent assault on a woman in Nottinghamshire in the 1980s.

Munir Ahmed, 77, of Howick Drive, Bulwell, denied the offences but was unanimously found guilty following a three-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

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The court heard the victim had previously felt unable to report the offences but had been encouraged to come forward following the media coverage of high-profile historical sexual abuse cases, including Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris.

Detective Constable Rachael Shooter, who led the investigation, said: “This woman has shown great courage to report these offences, which happened in the 1980s, and this has involved having to relive some very difficult memories. The offences have had a significant impact on her emotional and mental health throughout the rest of her life.

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“But because of her bravery, her attacker is now having to answer for the despicable crimes he committed so long ago and may have thought he had got away with.

“I hope this sentencing gives the victim some comfort and can encourage anyone else who has been affected by sexual abuse to come forward so that Nottinghamshire Police can seek justice for them.”