Nightclub singer sentenced for sexual misconduct

By BOB OLIVER
Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS – A popular local nightclub singer will spend up to 22 years in prison after being found guilty on six counts of sexual assault.

Nasser Mohamad Bazzi, who goes by the stage name Nasser Habib, was sentenced to a term of a minimum of 11 years and 3 months to 22 years in prison by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Talon on Dec. 19.

Bazzi was convicted of six charges, two counts each of first, second and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after an eight-day jury trial which began Dec. 5.
 One of the first-degree counts and both of the second-degree counts were for sexual conduct against a victim younger than 13 years old and both of the fourth-degree counts were for a victim between 13 and 16 years old.

The second first-degree count was for multiple variables.

The charges were brought against Bazzi last June. The assaults took place in 2003 and 2007.

According to published reports, Bazzi was arrested for having sexual relations with an underage niece.

The age of consent for sexual relations in Michigan is 16.

Bazzi was a singer who performed at weddings, hookah bars and nightclubs in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Detroit.

Videos of Bazzi’s performances can be seen on YouTube.

(Bob Oliver can be reached at boliver@bewickpublications.com.)