Powerful moment of a brave mother stares at the FAKE Uber driver who lured her into a car and sexually abused her
- Kais Dahdal pleaded guilty to abusing women in Wollongong in October
- The court heard he posed as an Uber driver to lure them into his car
- Dahdal, who was a surgeon in Syria, picked up two women on separate trips
- He touched her thighs and proposed sex before they escaped
- One victim, Ashy, faced him in court on Monday – he will be sentenced next week
Kais Dahdal (pictured) pleaded guilty to molesting two women last year after he lured them into his wife’s car by pretending to be an Uber driver
A mother has described living in fear of men after being sexually assaulted by a fake Above driver as she bravely confronted her attacker in court.
Kais Dahdal faced a hearing in Wollongong Magistrates Court on Monday after pleading guilty to molesting two women on October 23 last year.
The court heard Dahdal, who was a surgeon Syria Before moving to Australia, he drove his wife’s car to Wollongong that night, looking for women looking for a safe way to get home.
When Dahdal approached his first victim, he said he was an Uber driver and offered to give her a ride.
But instead of dropping her off, Dahdal told her, “We’re just going for a walk,” then squeezed her thigh and kissed her on the lips. A topical matter reports.
‘Wanna have some fun?’ Dahdal then asked the woman, according to court documents.
The frightened woman asked Dahdal what he meant by “fun,” to which he replied, “Do you want to fuck?”
The woman turned him away, paid him cash for the ride, and then jumped out of the vehicle as it pulled up to her street.
Dahdal then drove to Keira Street, the city’s restaurant strip, where his next victim, Ashy, left a venue after spending the night drinking with friends.
After luring her into the vehicle under the guise that he was a professional driver, Dahdal touched Ashy’s thigh and said to her, “You can pay me with sex,” before she jumped out of the vehicle and escaped.
In court, Ashy made a powerful victimization statement, detailing how that night “changed everything” for her as a “wife, mother and in my work life.”
“I thought I was tough, I’m a single mom. We can get through anything because we are strong for our children. But that night showed me that I’m definitely not,” she said.
Brave mum Ashy (pictured) read her powerful victim impact statement as she faced her attacker in court
Ashy said she has since developed a fear of men and struggled to breathe upon seeing him as she first entered the courtroom.
“I feel disgusting and I feel weak. I’m afraid my doctor has tried to treat me since the incident,” she said.
“I still have such a long way to go to recover from this and I just hope my boys never have to see their mum so broken again.”
Dahdal’s lawyer Greg Stanton said his client is a “broken pariah” aware his crimes have destroyed lives, including his own.
Judge Claire Girotto said Dahdal’s personal remorse does not change the harm he inflicted on his victims.
He will be sentenced in court next week.
The court heard Dahdal was once a qualified surgeon in Syria but is now a “broken pariah”.