Sydney IT manager, 40, allegedly raped 13-year-old he met on Grindr

By @chelean on
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Moud Ul Hasan Nuri is being accused of raping a 13-year-old schoolboy outside his family home. Creative Commons

A 40-year-old IT project manager has been accused of raping a 13-year-old boy in his front yard. Moud Ul Hasan Nuri from Sydney met the boy on Grindr but allegedly got angry when the boy stopped communicating with him.

Police have alleged that Nuri and the boy met on the online dating site meant for gay and bisexual men just hours before the said attack. They had exchanged photos, messages and personal details. But the boy apparently deleted the app and stopped contact after they had planned to meet.

Nuri allegedly drove to the boy’s home around 6:45 p.m. of Sep. 28 and pushed him to the ground in his front yard in Doonside. The accused then apparently had “sexual intercourse without [the boy’s] consent, according to the police report obtained by news.com.au. When the alleged victim’s mother heard screaming, she rushed outside to help the boy before Nuri ran to his car and drove away. The teenager was taken to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead to be examined and treated for shock.

Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad and Blacktown Police Area Command detectives obtained a search warrant at Nuri’s home on Sunday. He was arrested and charged with sexual intercourse without consent/

On Monday, he appeared at Parramatta Bail Court and was granted strict conditional bail. He appeared in Penrith Court on Thursday morning to have his bail extended.

NSW police have issued a warning to parents about online safety of their children. They urged them to speak to their kids about the dangers of talking to strangers online.

“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,” their statement reads.

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