Highworth restaurant manager charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl

A Highworth restaurant manager has been charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Mohinul Salam appeared at Swindon Magistrates’ Court this morning (Wednesday September 7).

The 28-year-old man is accused of having sexually touched the alleged victim, aged under 18, on several occasions Salam’s Bar and Restaurant in High Street, Highworth.

The defendant, of Cheddar Road, Swindon, is also charged with harassment in relation to sexual remarks, innuendo and comments allegedly made towards the girl.

Crown prosecutor Asha Seenauth said Salam allegedly touched the girl’s “thighs and buttocks over her clothes”.

Tony Nowogrodzki, defending, said his client denies the allegations – saying they are fabricated.

Magistrates have booked a two-day trial, which will take place at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on March 2-3, 2023.

The alleged victim in this case has a lifetime right to anonymity. It is a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment to share any information that could lead to the identification of the alleged victim.

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