Reckless Skaf gang rapist still blames his victims for the nauseating series of sex attacks – revealing his violent life behind bars
- Mohamed Skaf, 36, has again applied for a conditional release after being fired last year
- The Skaf gang was behind a notorious Sydney rocket attack in 2000
- The Review Council of serious infringements called Skaf a & # 39; threat to society & # 39;
A Skaf gang rapist who was imprisoned for his role in the sexual assaults of at least six girls in Sydney continues to blame his victims for nearly two decades after being convicted.
Mohammed Skaf, 36, is behind bars for 22 years with an 18-year non-parole period after his sentence was reduced from 31 years after an appeal.
Skaf was one of 14 other Lebanese men, including his brother, who brutal group rapes on schoolgirls from 14 in 2000.
He is currently fighting for conditional release after he was denied the refusal of release at the end of his non-parole period last year.
Mohammed Skaf, 36, serves 22 years behind bars with an 18-year non-parole period after his sentence was shortened 31 years after an appeal
During a hearing last week, the Review Council of the Serious Offenders called Skaf a & # 39; threat to society & # 39 ;, adding that he did not express regret for his actions.
& # 39; It seems that he still blames the victims for his insult, has no empathy of the victim and refuses to take responsibility for his actions & # 39 ;, The Sun-Herald reported.
Skaf was also rated as a & # 39;medium to high risk & # 39; to be insulted again in the next five years.
His lawyer Omar Juweinat argued that his client had served his time and revealed that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, also known as lymphoma, and spent a year handcuffed in a hospital bed.
& # 39; There must be a point in the life of a prisoner where there is enough time. Skaf is much more than his non-parole period, has taken every conceivable step and has been diagnosed with a very serious illness, & said Mr. Juweinat.
& # 39; At some point, the government and the public must anticipate that this man will be released into the community & # 39 ;, he added.
Mohammed & # 39; s brother Bilal Skaf (photo) led a gang of more than a dozen young Lebanese Australians who took four raped young women at the end of 2000
Judge Michael Finnane compared the corruption of the Skaf gang with acts of violence committed by invading armies in times of war and said their crimes were "worse than murder". (Pictured: Bilal Skaf)
In the 20 years he spent behind bars, Skaf has been involved in prison sentences with other prisoners, threatened detention officers, and was caught using prohibited items such as a cell phone, tobacco, USB & # 39; s and porn Sydney Morning Herald reported.
He was transferred to another detention center in 2009 after he found the phone in the same cell where he lived with his brother Bilal.
In 2013, he reportedly poured boiling water over the head of another prisoner.
It is expected that a decision will be made on his release in August.
Skaf and his brother are the only two convicted men who are still behind bars.
The young men were monitored by the police when they visited Bondi Beach on October 7, 2000. Right to left: Mahmoud Chami, Belal Hajeid and Mohamed Ghanem
Elder brother Bilal Skaf led a gang of more than a dozen young Lebanese Australians who raped four young women in late 2000.
One of the victims, an 18-year-old woman, was raped 40 times forty times by fourteen gang members in an attack coordinated by a mobile phone.
She was then dumped at a train station after being washed off.
The rapists originally received a punishment of more than 240 years in total, with Bilal Skaf imprisoned for 55 years, later reduced to a minimum of 28.
Judge Michael Finnane compared the corruption of the Skaf gang with acts of violence committed by invading armies in times of war and said their crimes were worse than murder. goods.
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