Man sexually assaulted two students in Glasgow nightclub

Jack Ferguson assaulted two women in The Shed nightclub on New Year's Day 2020.

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A man sexually assaulted two students in a nightclub in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Jack Ferguson was caught due to his distinctive glasses after the attacks that took place at The Shed in Glasgow on January 1, 2020.

The 20-year-old, from Dundee, danced in front of the first girl – a medicine student – before assaulting her.

He then targeted his second victim – who is studying business management in the city – having been standing behind her.

He was convicted after a trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court where he denied the two sexual assault charges.

Jurors heard from a friend of the first victim who said Ferguson joined them on the dance floor.

She recalled: “He tried to dance with us together which was a bit uncomfortable.

“My friend told me that he just touched her on the bum.”

Ferguson was described as being “too close” to the second victim.

She was said to have been “lifted up” and “shook” before the young woman managed to jump away.

Jurors heard Ferguson had also attempted to carry out a sex act on her.

A friend of the woman told prosecutor Graham MacDonald how Ferguson escaped, but that they were able to give a description of him to security.

Asked what he looked like, the witness added: “He had light hair and distinctive dark framed glasses.”

Ferguson was later stopped by bouncer Andrew Cochrane and immediately blurted out: “It was not me.”

Mr Cochrane added: “I said: ‘what was not you?’, but he did not respond to that.”

Ferguson had his bail continued by Sheriff Martin Jones QC.

Sentencing was adjourned for reports and Ferguson was put on the sex offenders list meantime.

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