Jul 8 2008
A GIRL aged 15 suffered a personality change after a sexual assault by a mosque leader, a jury heard yesterday.
The girl's mother told a court she "wasn't the same girl" after the attack she said Farooq Hussain carried out.
She said: "She was very innocent. She wasn't like a normal 15-year-old girl. She didn't know anything about sexual contact at that time."
The girl, now 20, told Perth Sheriff Court she had been in a restaurant belonging to Hussain when he pounced .
She said: "He started touching my leg and I told him to get off me, which he didn't. I tried to get away and he pushed me against a filing cabinet.
"He tried to put his hand down my trousers. He went up my top with his hands as well."
She said she then fled from the Al Farooq Tandoori Restaurant and hid behind a library.
She said the incident had left her angry and self-conscious and she
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