Student spared jail after sex attacks on two women

Abdalla Awad assaulted both victims within flats in city in August and December 2018.

High Court: Awad has been tagged and will be supervised.
High Court: Awad has been tagged and will be supervised.

A man who sexually assaulted two women in separate Glasgow attacks has been spared jail.

Abdalla Awad assaulted both victims within flats in city in August and December 2018.

One of the women was eventually raped by an associate of the 23-year-old student.

Awad, of the city’s Barmulloch, was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on Monday.

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He had previously been convicted of two charges of sexual assault.

Judge Simon Collins imposed a community payback order and told Awad he must carry out 300 hours of unpaid work.

He will also be supervised for two years and tagged for four months.

The judge said: “All of this will be imposed as an alternative to a custodial sentence.”

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The first attack occurred at a flat in Glasgow’s Springburn in August two years ago.

Awad assaulted the vulnerable woman before 31-year-old Ahmed Haji raped her.

Haji was locked up for five years last month after being convicted of the attack.

Awad struck again months later when his victim awoke to find her onesie outfit unzipped at a flat in Woodlands.

Jurors heard it took the woman “a moment to realise” what was happening before Awad stopped.

The woman told a friend before alerting detectives.

Brian Fitzpatrick, defending, said: “He was studying at college doing a course in event management.

“He hopefully has a future to continue with his education.”


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