The founder of an Islamic home education center has been charged with rape and choking.
Mohamed El Bizry, 41, founder and director of Sunna Life Academy (SLA) in Bankstown, southwest Sydney, was arrested on October 21 at a property in Edmondson Park.
He was charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent, two counts of intentional choking without consent and one count of simple assault. He has since been made subject to strict bail conditions after losing a $10,000 bond, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.
Mohamed El Bizry (pictured), 41, founder and director of Sunna Life Academy (SLA) in Bankstown, southwest Sydney, was arrested on October 21 at a property in Edmondson Park.
He is yet to enter a plea and is next due to appear in Campbelltown Local Court on December 13.
El Bizry, also known as Muhammad Al-Bizry, founded SLA in 2019.
It describes itself as an “Islamic and holistic group homeschooling center, operating up to three days per week” for kindergarten through tenth grade.
Its website says it has helped accredit 634 students with home education approval from the NSW Education Standards Authority.
The alleged assaults date back to 2021 and do not involve any students.
Under the conditions of his bail, El Bizry must not leave his home except to go to work, report to the police, attend legal meetings, appear in court or undergo medical treatment.
He must also be of good behavior and report daily to Bankstown police station.