July 2020

Scots wheelchair paedo who told decoy schoolgirl, 14, he wanted to make her a ‘real woman’ dodges jail

A disabled paedo who told a 14 year-old schoolgirl he wanted to make her a “real woman” when chatting to her online dodged jail.

Aleem Azam, 49, thought he was in contact with a schoolgirl – but was snared by a police decoy.

Azam claimed he wanted to have sex with her and boasted that “everything still worked” in his body.

The twisted pervert was eventually caught with 18 indecent images of children.

He pleaded guilty to sending sexual communications to the decoy as well as having the indecent images.

Azam, of the city’s Shawlands, was put on a community payback order with three years supervision by Sheriff Andrew Cubie.

Sheriff Cubie told him: “These are very serious matters and could warrant a custodial sentence.

“However, I have taken into account the short-term nature and time since the offences took place.

“The number of images received was of a limited amount. I am able to impose a direct alternative to a custodial sentence.”

Azam was also put on the sex offenders register for three years.

The court heard the sick pervert believed he was chatting on Skype to a 14-year-old.

Prosecutor Claire Wallace said: “He identified as disabled and in a wheelchair. He stated everything still works in his body.

“He identified to the child he would like to have sex with her and then sent an image of a naked male.

“He stated that he couldn’t wait to make her a real woman.”

Police later raided his home, and child sexual abuse images was found stored on his devices.