A man linked to sexual exploitation was banned from contact with vulnerable women.
Abdul Zahedian was granted a Sexual Risk Order imposing conditions aimed at protecting the public from sexual harm.
As part of a long-running investigation into the exploitation of vulnerable women and girls in the city, Brighton Magistrates’ Court issued an injunction barring the 63-year-old from contacting a specific woman, as well as any woman identified as vulnerable.
He is also prohibited from communicating in a sexual manner with vulnerable women who are not related to him in a professional, professional or academic capacity, loading vulnerable women into a vehicle and driving, unless he informs the police.
The two-year injunction against Zahedian, of Alfriston Close in Brighton, applies across the UK and any breach could result in a prison sentence of up to five years.
Detective Chief Inspector Jon Gillings, of Brighton and Hove’s Safeguarding Investigations Unit, said: “Sussex Police are committed to protecting vulnerable women and girls from exploitation and sexual risk orders are vital to the ability of offenders to reduce without causing damage to a conviction.
“We will always act proactively and use every means at our disposal to protect our communities.
“In this case, the court has recognized that Zahedian poses a significant risk to vulnerable women and we are pleased to now have those safeguards in place.”
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