Man escapes jail despite “appalling” behaviour

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A man who became infatuated with a woman and would phone her with lewd and unwelcome suggestions has narrowly escaped jail.

Saiyaid Ali, 34, fronted Penrith Local Court on Tuesday charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass and offend, and intimidation.

The court heard Mr Ali, a married father-of-three, would fantasize about his victim who he first met at Woolworths.

After overhearing her phone number he began calling her and even “came across” where she was living when out jogging in Glenmore Park.

Magistrate Margaret McGlynn said she found it hard to accept Mr Ali was naive enough to think his “appalling” suggestions, which included asking the victim if she wanted her “titties sucked and things like that”, could be met with anything other than horror.

“It’s breathtakingly obvious it was inappropriate behaviour,” she said in response to a tendered psychologist’s report, which concluded Mr Ali was unlikely to re-offend but needed to show greater respect for women.

Magistrate McGlynn said it was only Mr Ali’s clean record that allowed him to avoid jail.

He was placed on two lengthy good behaviour bonds and fined $2,700.

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