Commissioner admits police stuffed up in allowing bail for alleged child rapist
The NSW Police Commissioner admits his prosecutors got it wrong in agreeing to bail for a man accused of violently raping a schoolboy.
40-year-old Moud Ul Hasan Nuri allegedly met the 13-year-old on gay dating app Grindr, sending him pictures and personal details.
When the boy deleted the app and cut communication, Nuri allegedly showed up at his house.
He allegedly raped the teenager in the front yard of the home before being scared off by the child’s mother.
Nuri was arrested and refused police bail for the night.
In court though, police prosecutors did not oppose bail, allowing the man to walk free until his next appearance in December.
Commissioner Mick Fuller tells Ray Hadley they got it wrong.
“From my perspective, we should have stood up and asked for the matter to be bail refused.
“The right assessment, in terms of community safety, was the one that was made at the police station to bail refuse the individual.
“This is a high level, horrendous offence, against a 13-year-old boy.”
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Nuri appeared in court again yesterday but the decision couldn’t be overturned.
“Because of the road we took, unless we had new evidence, I couldn’t actually appeal it.
“I am disappointed. These sorts of people shouldn’t be walking the streets.
“We haven’t given up… and if I can get the matter back before the court then I give the community that assurance that we will.”
In the meantime, Commissioner Fuller tells Ray Hadley police will be watching Nuri “like a hawk”.