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Dog-paddle swim sex defence: Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad Salem Nazari says alleged assaults on teen girls were accidents
by Ben McClellan
An Afghan asylum seeker accused of indecently assaulting seven teenage girls in 25 minutes at a western Sydney swimming pool claimed the incidents were accidents - because he couldn't swim.
Mohammad Salem Nazari, 33, yesterday pleaded not guilty during a bail application in Burwood Local Court to the allegations made by the girls, aged 14 to 18.
Magistrate Chris Longley refused bail on the basis of the number of alleged victims and the seriousness of the assaults, allegedly carried out in which police said were at the "highest level" of the alleged offences committed inthe Rapid River Ride at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday.
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