Shopping centre security guard found guilty of vile offences

A security guard who dragged a toddler into a shopping centre stairwell and exposed himself has been found guilty after a second trial.

In December 2016, Mohammad Hassan Al Bayati took the three-year-old girl from the DFO shopping centre playground at Homebush while her mum was Christmas shopping.

The then-29-year-old masturbated in front of the girl for 11 minutes.

Al Bayati admitted taking the girl into the stairwell but claimed he was trying to find her mum.

He pleaded not guilty to detaining a person for sexual advantage and committing an act of aggravated indecency against a child, and was released after a jury last year failed to reach a verdict.

Ray Hadley has exclusively revealed Mohammad Hassan Al Bayati has faced a second trial and been found guilty.

His bail has been continued and he’ll face a sentencing hearing next month.

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