YouTube 'Pick-Up Artist' Jailed For Threatening And Abusive Behaviour Towards Women
A 'pick-up artist' has been jailed for five counts of using threatening and abusive behaviour towards 'young and vulnerable' women.
Adnan Ahmed - who called himself 'Addy A-Game' - had been secretly filming himself approaching women in Glasgow and Lanarkshire, Scotland, in a bid to help others pick people up - or at least attempt to.
Ahmed, 38, was found guilty after a trial last month of the offences which took place between May 2016 and November 2018 against five woman aged between 16 and 21.
The videos, which Ahmed would post to YouTube, included tips on overcoming 'last-minute resistance' to sex, according to the BBC.
Now Ahmed has been jailed for two years and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years after his victims gave evidence about how they had been intimidated by him.
Passing the sentence at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Sheriff Lindsay Wood said Ahmed - who has been on remand in prison since January - had shown a lack of remorse.
Sheriff Wood told him: "You gave evidence and said that the victims were lying or mistaken, but the jury thought otherwise. It was very obvious when they gave evidence how they were affected.
"You have acquired notoriety and an unenviable reputation, the public will be wise to such inappropriate behaviour by you and others like you."
Representing Ahmed, Donna Armstrong told the court: "The accused accepts he was convicted and will change the way he speaks to women."
The jury heard that the defendant had approached two schoolgirls, aged 16 and 17, in a secluded lane back in 2016, according to the Daily Record.
The court was told by the 17-year-old that the father-of-one made her feel 'uncomfortable' and called her 'pretty'.
When sentencing him, Sheriff Wood went on: "Two schoolgirls were shamefully targeted by you in a quiet lane and the three other women were considerably younger than you.
"Why on earth would you consider it appropriate to touch a complete stranger on the cheek and try to kiss them?"
"The courts will always try to keep abreast of developing criminal trends which cause public disquiet, concern and even outrage and will take appropriate steps to tackle these."
Ahmed's YouTube account has been removed and he has lost his job as a result of his conviction.
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Adnan Ahmed