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Police want to speak to this handsome face about an alleged sexual assault

By 22 January 2014 67

ugly is as ugly does

ACT Policing has released the facefit image of a suspect from an alleged historical sexual assault in December 2012.

Between 1.30 and 2am on Friday 21 December, the victim was in the City interchange waiting for a taxi when she was approached and propositioned by the alleged offender. The victim refused, and entered a yellow ‘maxi-cab’ style taxi. The offender also entered the taxi. During the trip to the victim’s address in Bruce, the offender sexually assaulted the victim, which continued in the front yard of the victim’s address when the two got out of the taxi.

The matter was reported to police on 10 January 2014.

The offender is described as being of Caucasian descent, with a strong Irish accent. He is between 170-180cm (5’7”-5’11”) tall with a slim build.

He has receding, very short, mousy-brown coloured hair. At the time of the incident he is believed to have been residing in Kaleen.

Police are urging anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has information in relation to the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or via www.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously. Police are also hoping to speak to the taxi driver who conveyed the alleged offender and victim to Bruce.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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67 Responses to
Police want to speak to this handsome face about an alleged sexual assault
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:24 pm
22 Jan 14
#1

This is…. Weird

colourful sydney rac 4:33 pm
22 Jan 14
#2

And the taxi driver did nothing?????

Devil_n_Disquiz 4:59 pm
22 Jan 14
#3

This story is just a touch concerning. If she can’t remember the colour of the taxi, is it possible she can’t remember what the attacker looked like? Canberra has no yellow taxis let alone any yellow maxi taxis. Perhaps she was in a different city?

MERC600 5:06 pm
22 Jan 14
#4

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

This is…. Weird

Agree with Comic on this .. more to this story than so far released.

maxblues 5:23 pm
22 Jan 14
#5

Such a detailed facefit image but such a vague height.

gooterz 5:38 pm
22 Jan 14
#6

Sounds like someone got pregnant and needed a cover story?

gooterz 5:39 pm
22 Jan 14
#7

Plus the chance of a conviction is shite

magiccar9 6:13 pm
22 Jan 14
#8

colourful sydney racing identity said :

And the taxi driver did nothing?????

Exactly what I was wondering… Are they that concerned about getting their fare that they completely ignore what’s going on behind them?

c_c™ 6:39 pm
22 Jan 14
#9

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

This story is just a touch concerning. If she can’t remember the colour of the taxi, is it possible she can’t remember what the attacker looked like? Canberra has no yellow taxis let alone any yellow maxi taxis. Perhaps she was in a different city?

Yeah, closest I recall seeing are these (http://www.thebrashaustralian.com/images/bladeoz/FORD/Falcon-Taxi.jpg) in that sort of Splice yellow-green colour and only in sedans.

Several ways this doesn’t add up. Even if the story is true, highly doubt there’ll be any reasonable prospect of conviction unless in taxi footage still exists and is conclusive.

banco 6:42 pm
22 Jan 14
#10

I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s an arrest in this case but I doubt it will be the “man” in the photofit who gets arrested. .

460cixy 6:58 pm
22 Jan 14
#11

Very odd wonder how they worked out he resides in Kaleen I hardly think if you were going to perform a sexual assault you would tell the victim what suburb you live in.

A_Cog 7:02 pm
22 Jan 14
#12

Looks like Andrew Barr

https://www.google.com.au/search?client=safari&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=672&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=kHrfUon3JMfxlAXlpIEY&q=%22andrew+barr%22&oq=%22andrew+barr%22&gs_l=img.3..0i24l10.80499.82266.0.82726.2.2.0.0.0.0.316.542.2-1j1.2.0….0…1c.1.32.img..0.2.540.9NSmQQ-CS9o

PantsMan 7:52 pm
22 Jan 14
#13

A_Cog said :

Looks like Andrew Barr

https://www.google.com.au/search?client=safari&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=672&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=kHrfUon3JMfxlAXlpIEY&q=%22andrew+barr%22&oq=%22andrew+barr%22&gs_l=img.3..0i24l10.80499.82266.0.82726.2.2.0.0.0.0.316.542.2-1j1.2.0….0…1c.1.32.img..0.2.540.9NSmQQ-CS9o

Ummmmmm. There is something about Andrew that you need to know.

KB1971 8:01 pm
22 Jan 14
#14

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

This story is just a touch concerning. If she can’t remember the colour of the taxi, is it possible she can’t remember what the attacker looked like? Canberra has no yellow taxis let alone any yellow maxi taxis. Perhaps she was in a different city?

There actually is one that is half yellow with some sort of advertising that it is special.

c_c™ 8:27 pm
22 Jan 14
#15

A_Cog said :

Looks like Andrew Barr

https://www.google.com.au/search?client=safari&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=672&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=kHrfUon3JMfxlAXlpIEY&q=%22andrew+barr%22&oq=%22andrew+barr%22&gs_l=img.3..0i24l10.80499.82266.0.82726.2.2.0.0.0.0.316.542.2-1j1.2.0….0…1c.1.32.img..0.2.540.9NSmQQ-CS9o

yeah, um, inferring someone is, or bears resemblance to, a rapist, isn’t witty. It just makes you an a-hole.

caf 9:52 pm
22 Jan 14
#16

460cixy said :

Very odd wonder how they worked out he resides in Kaleen I hardly think if you were going to perform a sexual assault you would tell the victim what suburb you live in.

No but you probably would tell a taxi driver.

Devil_n_Disquiz 11:16 pm
22 Jan 14
#17

KB1971 said :

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

This story is just a touch concerning. If she can’t remember the colour of the taxi, is it possible she can’t remember what the attacker looked like? Canberra has no yellow taxis let alone any yellow maxi taxis. Perhaps she was in a different city?

There actually is one that is half yellow with some sort of advertising that it is special.

Sure you aren’t mistaken for the half orange one. It’s a Canberra Cavalry livery. It’s on a sedan.

460cixy 8:00 am
23 Jan 14
#18

caf said :

460cixy said :

Very odd wonder how they worked out he resides in Kaleen I hardly think if you were going to perform a sexual assault you would tell the victim what suburb you live in.

No but you probably would tell a taxi driver.

Maybe maybe not if he intended to go to her place and get up to no good who knows the whole thing is on the nose

Aaroncbr 8:51 am
23 Jan 14
#19

gooterz said :

Sounds like someone got pregnant and needed a cover story?

As a joke or not that’s a horrible thing to say.

housebound 8:59 am
23 Jan 14
#20

PantsMan said :

A_Cog said :

Looks like Andrew Barr

https://www.google.com.au/search?client=safari&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=672&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=kHrfUon3JMfxlAXlpIEY&q=%22andrew+barr%22&oq=%22andrew+barr%22&gs_l=img.3..0i24l10.80499.82266.0.82726.2.2.0.0.0.0.316.542.2-1j1.2.0….0…1c.1.32.img..0.2.540.9NSmQQ-CS9o

Ummmmmm. There is something about Andrew that you need to know.

No. Barr’s always reminded me of Assad:
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=assad&client=firefox-a&hs=Llm&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=pz7gUs7MJo71iQf8xICQBg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg&biw=1292&bih=870
Both are better looking than this creepy guy.

fabforty 9:05 am
23 Jan 14
#21

Just listen to yourselves. Is it any wonder rape victims hardly ever report what happened to them ?

colourful sydney rac 9:17 am
23 Jan 14
#22

fabforty said :

Just listen to yourselves. Is it any wonder rape victims hardly ever report what happened to them ?

Exactly, it is depressing to read the number of comments on this site that attack victims of sexual assaults.

Genie 9:38 am
23 Jan 14
#23

Canberra Times article states the incident was Dec 2012. “More than a year ago”

Now I’m used to reading articles with lots of spelling mistakes and poor grammar on the crimes website but could they have stuffed up this bad ?

Ben_Dover 9:56 am
23 Jan 14
#24

colourful sydney racing identity said :

fabforty said :

Just listen to yourselves. Is it any wonder rape victims hardly ever report what happened to them ?

Exactly, it is depressing to read the number of comments on this site that attack victims of sexual assaults.

Can you point one out? Speculating that the “victim” in this case may or may not be telling the whole truth isn’t “attack(ing) victims of sexual assaults” now is it?

Dilandach 10:08 am
23 Jan 14
#25

fabforty said :

Just listen to yourselves. Is it any wonder rape victims hardly ever report what happened to them ?

There’s a balance, how do you think this guy would feel if he was 100% innocent and the victim of a woman scorned? His face is associated with being a rapist without even having a day in court. Same goes for naming someone facing such crimes. As soon as they’re found guilty however, then its fair game to name and plaster their picture around.

Not before.

chewy14 10:49 am
23 Jan 14
#26

colourful sydney racing identity said :

fabforty said :

Just listen to yourselves. Is it any wonder rape victims hardly ever report what happened to them ?

Exactly, it is depressing to read the number of comments on this site that attack victims of sexual assaults.

Alleged victims of sexual assault in this case. Don’t want to fall into the same behaviour that you’re criticizing.

And honestly I’d defy anyone to read the above story and not think its very strange. Sounds like theres definitely more information that they’re haven’t released.

astrojax 10:56 am
23 Jan 14
#27

Genie said :

Canberra Times article states the incident was Dec 2012. “More than a year ago”

Now I’m used to reading articles with lots of spelling mistakes and poor grammar on the crimes website but could they have stuffed up this bad ?

the article does call the matter an alleged historical sexual assault, so yes, a year old case, not a few weeks old case, is more likely.

disparaging the victim for not reporting earlier, without knowing anything of the matter, is heinous.

Tooks 11:25 am
23 Jan 14
#28

chewy14 said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

fabforty said :

Just listen to yourselves. Is it any wonder rape victims hardly ever report what happened to them ?

Exactly, it is depressing to read the number of comments on this site that attack victims of sexual assaults.

Alleged victims of sexual assault in this case. Don’t want to fall into the same behaviour that you’re criticizing.

And honestly I’d defy anyone to read the above story and not think its very strange. Sounds like theres definitely more information that they’re haven’t released.

Well of course there’s more to the story than what’s been released; that’s a no brainer. A media release is a mere poofteenth of the total information.

I don’t know anymore than anyone else who has read this release, but there are a lot of assumptions being thrown around. A few thoughts:

1) A sexual assault isn’t necessarily a rape and probably doesn’t involve the screaming and flailing of limbs you might see on telly or in a movie. It’s quite plausible that this occurred in a cab without the driver ever being aware. Perhaps fear or intoxication could prevent a victim in this kind of incident from screaming out for help.

2) Perhaps it has taken the victim this long to work through the trauma and summon the courage to report what happened to her.

3) If an alleged offender is entitled to a presumption of innocence then in my opinion, a victim is entitled to a presumption that she isn’t a vindictive liar.

My 2 cents.

Tooks 11:30 am
23 Jan 14
#29

BTW, I reckon he looks like ex footy player, Luke Burt. Seriously, google Luke Burt and have a look.

*disclaimer. In no way am I suggesting Luke Burt is a sex offender. The above is for information only*

Ms_Grumpy 11:49 am
23 Jan 14
#30

Am I naive in thinking that the police wouldn’t be pursuing this matter (with its seemingly vague details and its age) if the didn’t think there was some merit/truth/whatever behind what the victim reported?

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