Man granted bail after alleged rape of 13-year-old boy he ‘met on Grindr’
A man from Sydney has been granted bail after allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy, who he met on Grindr, in the front garden of the teenager’s home, according to reports.
The pair reportedly made plans to physically meet up, but the teenager then deleted the app later the same day.
Nuri allegedly drove to the boy’s home that evening, where he pushed the teenager to the ground in his front yard and sexually assaulted him, reports the Guardian.
After the boy’s mum ran outside to help him, the 40-year-old fled the scene in his car.
The teenager was taken to hospital for a check-up. Nuri was arrested by police on Sunday (September 30) at his home in Kellyville Ridge.
Nuri appeared in Penrith local court on Thursday (October 4), charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent, reports the Guardian.
He was bailed on the conditions that he meets with police three times a week; hands over his passport; gives details about his mobile; and does not go near or contact the boy.
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Grindr has a policy requiring its users to be aged 18 or above. However, it has previously been reported that teenage boys below the age of 18 have managed to access the app.
PinkNews has contacted Grindr for comment.
There have been a number of reported crimes and attacks of individuals who met their assailants on Grindr.
In July, a man from Perth was reportedly assaulted by a group of men after he was lured to a park on Grindr.
In the UK, meanwhile, the so-called ‘Grindr serial killer’ Stephen Port was handed a life prison sentence in November 2016 for the murders of four men he met on gay dating sites. All four men were killed in the Barking area east London, where Port lived.
In June, a man was jailed 23 years after drugging four men he met on gay dating app Grindr – and raping three of them – in the Portsmouth area.