YouTube Removes Hundreds of Videos Linked to Pick-up Artist Jailed After Targeting Schoolgirls for Sex

YouTube has removed hundreds of videos linked to a "pick-up artist" who has been jailed after targeting schoolgirls in Scotland for sex.

Adnan Ahmed, 38, was sentenced to two years in jail on Tuesday after being convicted of acting in a threatening or abusive manner towards five girls, the Scottish Daily Record reported.

Ahmed, from Glasgow, Scotland, has also been placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Jurors heard he approached two girls, then aged 16 and 17, in a secluded lane in 2016, with the 17-year-old testifying that he made her feel "uncomfortable," according to the Record.

Another said Ahmed had followed her through the city center in Glasgow and grabbed her head to kiss her.

A police investigation was launched in January to probe Ahmed's behavior towards girls after an expose by the BBC that revealed a pattern of predatory behavior.

Officers identified numerous woman, aged between 17 and 24, who had been targeted by Ahmed.

The BBC revealed that Ahmed was part of a worldwide network of "pick-up artists" and went by the name Addy A-Game.

The report said he would, often secretively, film himself approaching young women in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire.

He would then post the videos on YouTube and in the clips, offer advice to other men on how to pick up women including how to handle "last-minute resistance" to sex, the BBC reported.

One of the video clips included an audio recording of a woman, apparently during sex, according to the BBC.

Since Ahmed's conviction last month, YouTube has reportedly taken down hundreds of videos and two channels linked to him.

The BBC reported the Addy A-Game channel was removed, as well as another called Street Attraction, for violating the online video sharing platform's rules on nudity and sexual conduct. Newsweek has contacted YouTube for further comment.

Following Ahmed's conviction, Detective Inspector Mark McLennan, the senior investigating officer in the case, said: "The women Ahmed approached were subjected to harassment and were frightened by his unwanted attention.

"I want to pay tribute to the courage of these women in coming forward and giving evidence in order to bring Ahmed to justice, particularly as he appears to have expected them to tolerate his unwarranted and unwelcome behavior."

He added: "People need to realize they cannot expect their behavior to tolerated if it is causing offense and upset."

Ahmed accused his victims of lying or misconstruing his actions, according to the Record. His lawyer later told jurors he had not intended to spark fear in the girls.

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Adnan Ahmed has been jailed for two years in Scotland for threatening behavior towards young women. Police Scotland