Unfortunately, due to his young age, he was not considered a serious risk and was released with the consent of his victims’ parents. He then returned to selling nuts and snacks. Soon, Asghar was again arrested and sentenced to a 9 year prison term, after it was discovered he had abused 5 children in Baghdad. At the age of 27, he was released and ordered to stay away from activities that could possibly land him in contact again with the police and the court. It was during this period that he killed 25 children and adolescents in Iraq, and even confessed to the last murder. He quickly fled to Iran where he settled permanently.