Shock twist in the bizarre case of a father who was wrongly jailed for indecent assault after offering a teenage girl help at a petrol station
- A father was jailed on Wednesday for stalking two women in Sydney’s southwest
- Kenan Basic made headlines in 2018 after another woman said he assaulted her
- But Caitlyn Gray, who was 19 at the time, later said she made the allegations up
A father who went to jail after being falsely accused of indecent assault is back in custody after he was found guilty of stalking.
A magistrate handed down the guilty verdict to Kenan Basic, 40, on Wednesday after he was accused of stalking two other women in Sydney’s southwest.
The offences occurred months before his encounter with a 19-year-old woman in 2018, where he made headlines after she falsely accused him of touching her sexually when her car broke down at a petrol station.
A magistrate handed down the guilty verdict to Kenan Basic, 40 (pictured), on Wednesday after he was accused of stalking two other women in Sydney’s southwest.
Basic stalked and intimidated two women after they finished their shifts at a Bankstown club, the court heard.
He followed them out of the car park and at one time drove at high speeds gesturing one to wind the window down.
‘I felt intimidated and scared,’ one of the women told the court. ‘I know he was following me.’
In 2018 Caitlyn Gray, 19, claimed he touched her private parts and asked her for sexual favours after he spent two hours fixing her broken down car.
The accusations led to him being sensationally being thrown in to Silverwater’s maximum security prison for seven days.
But the allegations were later found to be made up. There was no sign of any assault on CCTV footage during their exchange.
Ms Gray was jailed in 2019 for making a false statement to police, claiming she took offence to his sexually suggestive language.
In 2018, 19-year-old Caitlyn Gray (pictured, left) claimed Basic (pictured, right) touched her private parts and asked her for sexual favours after he spent two hours fixing her broken down car
Ms Gray (pictured) was jailed in 2019 for making a false statement to police, claiming she took offence to his sexually suggestive language
Meanwhile, Basic complained the case ruined his life, collapsed his marriage and reportedly caused him to lose his job.
He started a GoFundMe page, pleading for financial assistance after his ‘wonderful life’ was ‘ripped out from (under him)’, but it only raised $10.
After Basic’s wrongful arrest, police discovered the two employees of the sports club had complained to their manager about his behaviour.
The manager rang detectives after seeing Basic’s arrest on the news and told them about the claims.
Basic was sentenced to 12 months in jail and is appealing against it.