Lebanese Muslim gang leader sentenced to 38 years jail for racially motivated pack-rapes of Australian girls
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Lebanese Muslim gang leader sentenced to 38 years jail for racially motivated pack-rapes of Australian girls

Bilal Skaf was the leader of a gang of Lebanese Muslims who committed racially motivated gang rape attacks against women in Sydney in 2000.

Bilal Skaf

Bilal Skaf

Mohammed Skaf

Mohammed Skaf


For his crimes, Skaf is serving a 31-year prison sentence with a non-parole period of 28 years, and will be eligible for parole in 2033. He was originally sentenced to 55 years with a 40-year non-parole period, but that was modified several times upon appeal.

Since he was first charged in November 2000, Skaf has remained unrepentant. During his trial he claimed he was involved only in cases of consensual sex, laughed when his verdict was read and swore at the judge when he received his sentence.His younger brother and accomplice Mohammed was sentenced to 15 years jail. With other sentences he will serve a maximum of 26 years.

To show their disdain for Australian culture and Australian females, gangs of Lebanese Muslims carried out violent, racist pack-rapes on young Australian girls around Sydney in 2000. Over 50 young girls were pack-raped during this rampage.The gang rapists from south-western Sydney hunted their victims on the basis of their ethnicity and subjected them to hours of degrading, dehumanising torture. The young women, and girls as young as 14, were "sluts" and "Aussie pigs", the rapists said

Bilal Skaf, the leader of one gang organised the pack rape of a sixteen-year-old girl known as Miss D near a soccer field in the Sydney suburb of Gosling on the night of August 12, 2000. Fourteen Lebanese youths-pack raped Miss D that night.Nine of the men were brought to trial. Skaf made history when he was sentenced to 55 years jail. He appealed, and the conviction was overturned on a technicality. On April 18 this year a jury finds the brothers guilty for the second time.

Justice Michael Finnane who presided over the Skafs' trial, described the assaults, in August 2000, as "one of the greatest outrages in criminal terms that has been perpetrated on the community in Sydney ... militarily organised gang rape involving 14 young men". "What this trial showed was that he was the leader of the pack, a liar, a bully, a coward, callous and mean," Finnane said of Bilal Skaf. "He is in truth a menace to any civilised society".

Apart from the Skaf brothers, those sentenced on October 11, 2002 following the original trial were:

  • Belal Hajeid, aged 20, sentenced to 23 years

  • Mahmoud Chami, 20, sentenced to 18 years

  • Tayyab Sheikh, 18, sentenced to 15 years

  • Mohammed Sanoussi, 18, sentenced to 21 1/4 years

  • Mahmoud Sanoussi, 17, sentenced to 11 1/4 years

  • 'H', 19, sentenced to 25 years

  • Mohamed Ghanem, 19, sentenced to 40 years

Skaf is a weedy little bastard. Over the next 30 years he will most likely get a greater appreciation of the impact of rape.


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