A judge in Australia has dismissed charges against Muslim sex offender Ali Jaffari (pictured above) for attempting to kidnap a 4-year-old girl, noting that he would have trouble finding him guilty and citing “cultural differences” as one of the reasons.
Jaffari, a 35-year-old Afghan refugee, was previously convicted in summer of 2013 for “indecently assaulting one boy and attempting to indecently assault another.” He was sentenced to 300 hours of community service.
This time around, Jaffari was charged with child stealing, attempted child stealing, and unlawful assault. According to prosecutor Brooke Shears, the girl was playing in a park with her dad and brother when Jaffari approached her and took her cricket bat.
Shears says “He then grabbed the child’s hand and began to lead her away before she looked up, saw it wasn’t her father, started crying and pulled her hand away. The victim’s father turned, saw what was happening and yelled at Jaffari, ‘What do you think you’re doing?’ The victim ran crying to her father and he comforted her while Jaffari walked off around the oval.”
Shears says that when they interviewed Jaffari, he merely replied “For us is not an issue.”
Perhaps the worst thing about Jaffari being released is that he’s clearly a serial offender. In 2012, Jaffari had a similar incident with two young boys. One of his 12-year-old victims told police that “He was friendly and then started chasing us and like, cuddling us. It started getting worse and worse. He (Mr Jaffari) grabbed me really tight. I was trying to wiggle myself out, but he was too strong.”
Jaffari pleaded not guilty to eight charges and only received community service. The prosecutor in that case, Jacki Davis, simply said of Jaffari, “He shows no remorse.”