Ex-policeman accused of string of sex offences in Aberdeen

Woman tells trial man put his hand down her top

By Karen Roberts
Published: 08/10/2013
A WOMAN told an Aberdeen court how a former top policeman and ex-charity boss accused of a string of sex offences rubbed against her – because he needed a “bosie” after being in a horrible meeting.
The comments were made during the trial of former senior policeman Ian Paterson at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Paterson, 62, who until last year was the Chief Executive of umbrella organisation the Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) is facing six charges of sexual assault and three of indecent assault against seven different women.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between July 2009 and October 2012 at locations throughout Aberdeen – including nightspot Tiger Tiger.
Paterson, whose address was given in papers at Aberdeen Sheriff Court as 11 Tillygonnie Crescent, Tarves, Ellon, denies the charges against him.
Giving evidence on the first day of the trial one charity worker told the court she had been left feeling “intimidated” and that Paterson had on repeated occasions put his hand down her top and touched her.
The trial before Sheriff Annella Cowan continues.

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