A man who allegedly smothered a woman with a belt before attacking her on a street in Sydney is accused
Chilling moment accused predator follows a woman’s moments before she was allegedly choked with a leash and sexually assaulted after leaving a Sydney train station
- The man would have followed the woman before he choked her with a belt and attacked her
- Muhummas Hassan, 23, was charged with a series of violations on Saturday
- He is accused of following the woman and wrapping his belt around her neck
- CCTV images show how a man is currently following a woman and taking off his belt
A man who allegedly followed a woman before he choked her with a belt and sexually abused her in broad daylight was arrested.
Muhummad Hassan, 23, was charged with a series of violations after following a woman on Thursday from Chester Hill train station in southwest Sydney.
The 27-year-old woman left the station at 6.15 pm and crossed a road when Hassan reportedly hung a strap around her neck and choked her.
A man who allegedly followed a woman before he grabbed her with a belt and choked her and sexually assaulted her in broad daylight, was arrested and charged
She turned and confronted the man before he left, the police said.
The woman avoided physical injury and quickly went to her house a few hundred meters away before contacting the police.
Hassan was arrested Saturday in a Chester Hill house before being taken to Bankstown police station and charged with multiple violations.
They include trying to take a person with the intention of committing a serious charge, stalking, sexual contact with another person without permission, and common attack.
Chill CCTV recordings obtained by Seven news shows a man in the same area at the same time of the attack that is just a few meters behind a woman.
The police released separate images of a man following the same woman on Saturday before the arrest of Hassan.
Detective Assistant Inspector Paul Stamoulis said the suspect would have stalked the woman from the train station, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Chilling CCTV footage obtained by Seven News shows a man in the same area at the same time of the attack walking a few meters behind a woman
“The male person has [allegedly] approached her from behind, put the belt over her head around her back, and pulled her toward him, “he said.
Inspector Stamoulis said the alleged attack was “brutal and quite unusual” and said that “no one is expected to occur in a street at that time of day”.
“It’s broad daylight … she left the train station at 6.15 p.m. and it is said to have happened around 6.20 p.m.,” he said.
Hassan was refused bail and will appear on Wednesday in the local court of Bankstown.