Exam adjourned in mini-van sex assault

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR — Evidence against a Dearborn man who police said sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in a parking lot will be heard this week in 23rd District Court before determining whether to refer the charges to circuit court.

A preliminary examination of charges against Hassan Kamel Mougnieh, 23, was adjourned last week and will be held Monday before 23rd District Court Judge William Sutherland. Mougnieh was arraigned last month on three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct — punishable by up to 15 years in prison — and two counts of fourth-degree CSC.

Police Sgt. Troy Cox said patrol officers spotted a mini-van in a shopping center parking lot at Telegraph and Eureka roads about 10:50 p.m. May 14.

“They noticed a van at a closed business with steamed up windows,” Cox said. “They then checked it out.”

According to police reports Mougnieh was inside the van with a 14-year-old girl. Mougnieh was taken into custody, charged and released on a cash bond, 10 percent of $35,000, and ordered to have no contact with the girl, use of drugs or alcohol or to have contact with any minor children without an adult present.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)