Security Guard Who Kidnapped And Assaulted Young Girl To Be Deported
A Sydney refugee who kidnapped and indecently assaulted a young girl will be deported from Australia after serving time in prison, the prime minister promises.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to deport a security guard who kidnapped and indecently assaulted a three-year-old girl at a Sydney shopping centre.
Mohammad Hassan Al Bayati was on Tuesday jailed for four-and-a-half years after being found guilty of taking the unsupervised girl from the DFO
Homebush playground and down a fire exit a week before Christmas in 2016.
The Iraqi-born man, who still denies the crimes, was in Australia on a permanent protection visa after seeking asylum in 2011.
But Morrison said Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton will on Thursday move to cancel his visa and deport him once he has served his term.
"This bloke has no right to be here," the prime minister told Seven's Sunrise program.
"His abuse of the generosity of a country that gave him a new start, it is absolutely appalling."
Morrison said it should serve as a warning to anyone on a permanent protection visa who breaks the law.
"We'll cancel it and we'll punish you," he said.
Al Bayati, who was working as a security guard at the shopping centre, had responded to a report of an unattended and distressed girl at the centre's playground when he took the girl by the hand and walked her towards the fire exit.
There, he exposed his penis and touched the girl's underwear during 11 minutes away from surveillance cameras.
Police only became involved after the girl told her father later that day the guard showed her his "needle" and "tried to kiss my bum bum". Al Bayati will be eligible for parole in mid-2021.