- Adnan Ahmed approached five girls in Glasgow and in Uddingston, Lanarkshire
- The court heard he made the advances between May 2016 and November 2018
- Later uploaded videos saying he wanted to demonstrate how to pick up women
- Ahmed was found guilty with sentence deferred until next month for reports
A self-styled ‘pick-up artist’ who filmed himself chatting up young women was yesterday locked up after being found guilty of targeting ‘vulnerable’ girls.
Adnan Ahmed approached five girls in Glasgow city centre and in Uddingston, Lanarkshire.
He uploaded videos on YouTube of himself approaching females claiming he wanted to show others how to pick up women.
But he was found guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court of acting in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable person fear or alarm between May 2016 and November 2018.
The court heard Ahmed, 38, approached two schoolgirls aged 16 and 17 in a lane in Uddingston in 2016. He later posted videos online.
The clips were exposed on social media earlier this year and prompted a police investigation. In other videos, he targeted females in Glasgow, apparently in an attempt to get them to go home with him.
Ahmed, of Maryhill, Glasgow, filmed a woman sleeping after he spent the night with her and another clip recorded during sex. He described himself as a dating and lifestyle coach and insisted what he did was ‘educational’.
But a number of women said they had been intimidated and upset by his approaches.
A 17-year-old told jurors the father of one made her feel ‘uncomfortable’.
She added: ‘He asked me if I was at school, if I had a boyfriend and I said no. He asked for my number and wanted to know if I wanted to go for coffee. I said no.’
A 21-year-old broke down when she said Ahmed followed her in Glasgow city centre in 2016. She was 18 at the time.
The woman said: ‘He tried to pull me close so he could kiss me. He put his hand on my cheek and the other hand on my back and pulled me in. He had pure lust in his eyes.’
Defence solicitor Donna Armstrong said: ‘He didn’t want to cause fear or alarm.’
Sheriff Lindsay Wood deferred sentence until next month for reports and remanded Ahmed in custody.
He told him: ‘Two [of these girls] were schoolgirls and another was vulnerable. This is of public concern.’