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Monday 20 August 2018

Pervert waiter on run after abusing girl lured to cafe

JAIL: 'Sicko' flees after getting three years

GARDAI are hunting this pervert who skipped his sentencing hearing after attacking a teenage girl in an upmarket Dublin cafe.

Mohammed Djouadi (42) failed to turn up to Dublin Circuit Court when he was sentenced to three years for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old at Harry's Cafe, Dawson Street.

He has now been on the run for a week .

The Algerian-born waiter, who lives in Terenure, tried to force the girl into performing oral sex on him while he was watching pornography on the internet.

Garda Insp Brian Duffy told a court last Friday that girl told him that Djouadi, who was looking at internet porn, began masturbating in front of her and then pulled her head towards him.

She pulled away and Mr Djouadi attempted to stop her from leaving the premises.

The assault took place in the office area of south inner city cafe in the early hours of July 17, 2009.

The court heard how the girl and two friends had gone to the cafe for champagne after meeting Mr Djouadi in the College Green area. Djouadi invited his victim to the office to discuss giving her a job before the assault took place. She managed to escape and raise the alarm.

Djouadi entered the country as an asylum seeker in 1998 and used a false Italian identification card and passport in the past.

Insp Duffy told the court hearing that Djouadi began working in Ireland in 2002 under a false name and he said gardai were now not aware of his whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

The victim's mother said she hopes gardai catch him soon before he strikes again.

"It's hard for us to imagine him still out there somewhere, and I just hope and pray that the guards catch him before it's too late," she said.

"I'm sure he'll try the same thing again. I don't want an innocent family experiencing the same trauma.

"He's a pathetic sicko who gets his kicks from targeting young girls. He's nothing but a filthy pervert, and we'll never forgive him.

"That animal put my daughter through hell, and I can't believe he didn't arrive to accept his punishment.

"I think he should have been given 10 years for what he put my daughter through," she said.

"She's gone from being a bubbly, out-going teenager to somebody who won't leave the house, she's a different person altogether."



Alcohol

At his sentencing hearing last week the court heard that Djouadi had no previous convictions and had consumed a lot of alcohol on the night of the attack.

Justice John Edwards was satisfied it was a despicable and opportunistic sexual assault.

He said the injuries the girl suffered were relatively minor but said she was psychologically marked with the deep effects this sexual assault had on her.

The judge said Djouadi must have been aware the girl was intoxicated and he provided her with more alcohol.

Mohammed Djouadi has also been placed on the Sex Offender's Register.

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