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Man jailed after indecently assaulting girls

A man has been jailed after indecently assaulting girls at an after-school class in the 1990s.

Liaqat Mahmood, 48, of Tamworth Street in Oldham, was sentenced on Friday 22 September 2017, to five and a half years in prison for seven charges of indecent assault at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

The court heard how in 1997, Mahmood was a tutor at an after-school class in Oldham for young girls and boys.

During one of the classes, Mahmood asked a girl to sit on a sofa before sexually assaulting her.

On a separate occasion, another of his victims went to make a cup of tea when Mahmood approached her from behind and sexually assaulted her.

His offending was reported to police on 9 February 2015 and, following further investigation into the non-recent assaults, Mahmood was arrested.

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