Man Accused Of Child Sex Assault To Remain On Bail
Moud Nuri is accused of connecting with a teen online before tracking him down and allegedly attacking the 13-year-old.
Moud Nuri was heckled by members of the public as he left court on Thursday, his bail continued despite concerns from police and parents.
Police originally refused his bail calling the case against him ‘very strong’ and the likelihood of a custodial sentence high -- but that was overturned three days ago -- with no objection from a Prosecutor.
Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad and Blacktown Police Area Command commenced an investigation at the weekend following reports a 13-year-old boy had been sexually assaulted.
Investigators were told the pair met on dating application Grindr last Friday where they chatted, shared photos and exchanged details before making plans to meet.
The boy later deleted the app but just before 7 o’clock the same day, the man allegedly tracked him down.
The 13-year-old was in his own front yard when the man approached him and allegedly threw him to the ground and sexually assaulted him.
The child’s mother saw what was happening and rushed to help her son -- as the man ran to his car and drove away.
Local police attended the home a short time later and the boy was taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for examination.
Following extensive investigations, detectives executed a search warrant at a home at Kellyville Ridge on Sunday and arrested Nuri.
The 40-year-old man was charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent.
He’ll be back in court in December.