A Muslim told a court that his community turned against him after he made sexual abuse allegations against a spiritual leader.
He claims that he was assaulted over a five-year period in the attic of a mosque which stood on a street corner in Sneinton.
Now a father, he said that mosque officials did little about his allegations and he contacted police over incidents which took place 25 years earlier.
Mohammed Rabani, now 61, was the imam at the mosque which was on Thurgarton Street. He denies three charges of indecent assault.
Giving evidence at Nottingham Crown Court, the alleged victim said he was sent overseas when the claims first emerged.