13-year-old boy allegedly raped in the front yard of his home in Sydney by 40-year-old man he met online
Moud Ul Hasan Nuri, 40, was tracked down and arrested by the police following the incident and will be appearing in court over the coming months
A 13-year-old boy was allegedly raped in the front yard of his home by a 40-year-old man he met online and shared images and personal details with. Moud Ul Hasan Nuri, 40, had arranged to meet the teenager in person on September 28 after the two met on a social media app. After they met, he allegedly pushed the teen to the grown and sexually assaulted him.
According to the Daily Mail, the attack unfolded in suburban north-west Sydney and the attacker stopped only after the teen's mother heard the commotion and ran to her son's aid. At this point, Nuri made his escape, running off towards his car before getting in and driving off.
The police say Nuri pushed the boy to the ground and sexually assaulted him at around 6:45 pm, just hours after they had made contact online. The 13-year-old was subsequently taken for a medical examination at the Children's Hospital in Westmead. Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad, as well as the Blacktown Police Area Command, immediately launched an investigation to catch the perpetrator.
Detectives eventually managed to track down Nuri to a home in Kellyville Ridge and executed a search warrant to search his residence and to take him into custody this past Sunday.
The 40-year-old was taken to Riverstone Police Station where he was charged with sexual intercourse without consent and initially refused bail.
Nuri made his first appearance in court this past Monday and was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on October 4. His visit to the Penrith Local Court proved much more eventful with several angry residents in the area confronting the 40-year-old as he made his way.
The Guardian reported that his conditional bail was continued and that his case was adjourned to Blacktown local court on 13 December. The conditions of his bail mandate that he report to the police three times a week, surrender his passport, provide details about his mobile phone, not contact or go near his alleged victim, and remain 500 meters away from the boy's suburb at all times.
The assault has worried the New South Wales police, who have warned parents about online safety, especially during the holiday season when the kids have more access to the internet. They're advising parents to monitor the time their children spend online, check the family phone bill for unusual outgoing calls, and keep devices in a room accessible by the whole family, rather than a personal bedroom.
A statement by the police read, "Spend time talking to your child about the dangers associated with online conversations, particularly when communicating with someone that they have only ever met online."