Pictured: Ali Khamis Moh’d, who is accused of sexual assault
The male nurse accused of raping a young heart surgery patient and sexually touching two others can be unmasked as a globe-trotting, internationally-educated heart specialist.
Ali Khamis Moh’d, 42, has been charged with raping a 25-year-old woman as she recovered from surgery at Norwest Private Hospital, in Sydney’s north-west, last September.
Moh’d is also accused of sexually touching a 67-year-old woman while she awaited heart surgery at the nearby Nepean surgery last month, and of groping a 21-year-old nursing student at that same hospital in December.
Moh’d was arrested last Friday and was granted bail after a loved one coughed up a $50,000 surety, with TV footage showing him covering his face and sprinting from TV cameras.
Daily Mail Australia can on Tuesday reveal fresh details of the prosecution case against Moh’d – a highly qualified specialist who studied at both the Jordanian University of Science and Technology in Ar-Ramtha, north-west Jordan, and the University of Technology, Sydney.
Ali Khamis Moh’d was released on bail on Friday, and was filmed running from police custody (pictured)
Two of the three alleged victims, age 25 and 67, were cardiac patients when Moh’d allegedly assaulted them.
During his studies, Moh’d specialised in cardiac catheterization – a procedure where a thin tube, called a catheter, is guided through a blood vessel to the heart to diagnose or treat heart conditions, such as clogged arteries or an irregular heartbeat.
According to court documents seen by Daily Mail Australia, Magistrate James Viney said during Moh’d’s bail hearing last week that the accused had access to ‘vulnerable patients as a consequence of the high trust model under which he is employed’.
‘The accused has shown he targets vulnerable persons in an isolated location in obvious attempts to conceal his offences.
‘He is in a position of trust,’ Mr Viney said, adding that Moh’d allegedly took advantage of said trust.
Mr Viney said the case against Moh’d is ‘strong’ with credible witnesses.
One of the alleged victims ‘provided an account on several occasions to several different sources where the account of events have not wavered’, the court heard.
Ali Khamis Moh’d has twice been arrested in the past month and has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent and two separate counts of sexual touching
Mr Viney also noted that Moh’d has no criminal history in Australia. Moh’d is unable to to work as a nurse until criminal proceedings conclude, or teach them.
Bail conditions state that Moh’d is banned from contacting the alleged victims and all employees from each hospital.
He had to surrender his passport and is also not allowed to leave NSW, or go within 1km of an international point of departure.
He is also required to report to Macquarie Fields Police Station three times per week.
Healthscope, the company which operated both hospitals where Moh’d worked, said in a statement that the incidents were investigated.
‘The individual is no longer employed at Healthscope,’ a spokesperson said.
The male nurse, who has worked at two hospitals in Sydney’s west and north-west, was loaded into the back of a police van on Friday
Moh’d will face one charge of sexual intercourse without consent before Parramatta Local Court on May 19.
He will front Liverpool Local Court on April 22 for two counts of sexually touching another person (in circumstances of aggravation) and inciting another to sexually touch them (aggravated), and sexually touch another person without consent.
Police released video of the nurse being taken in custody for the second time in weeks on Friday morning.
That video shows the handcuffed accused being calmly escorted by two plain clothes officers from a modern suburban home into the back of a waiting police van parked on the kerb.
Moh’d declined to comment when approached by Daily Mail Australia on Monday.