Skaf gang rapist Mohammed Sanoussi, 29, has been granted parole and may walk out of jail as early as Sept 25. He was jailed for the brutal sexual assault of three young women before the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and has been in prison for nearly 13 years.
Sanoussi showed "satisfactory" prison performance such as completing programs addressed to his behaviour and complying with day leave conditions, according to the NSW Parole Authority on Thursday at Parramata District Court.
He will have to comply to 30 strict conditions now that the authority granted his parole, which includes wearing an electronic monitoring device, no drinking of alcohol or taking drugs, continue his psychological and psychiatric treatment and should have no contact with his victims. Moreover, he should not be associated with any Brothers For Life members.
The 29-year-old convicted rapist was only 16 when the attacks on women in Sydney happened. Australian-Lebanese brothers Bilal and Mohammed Skaf led a series of gang rape on Australian women and children. Fourteen others were involved in the crime including Sanoussi.
According to the Daily Telegraph, members of the notorious Sydney crime gang, Brothers for Life, were seen visiting the Sanoussi family home when Mohammed was there as part of weekend day release.
"Mr Sanoussi has a background of being prone to the pressure of his peers, including his brothers," the police report said.
If the information in the police report is correct, then that raises great concerns about whether he might be falling into that company again."
Ruth Layton, Sanoussi's lawyer, said that her client was committed to staying out of trouble.
"I feel confident that he has matured ... and he's shown cooperation at every stage," she said.
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