The Supreme Court via Master Harper has delivered the saddest judgment it’s ever been my displeasure to encounter.
It’s a tale of public service sexual misadventure. There’s career death, attempted suicide, and in the end Michael Moon is up for a life crippling $668,856 (plus costs to come).
Considering his fragile accuser was unwilling or unable to [...]
Statutory limitations have been removed so that victims of sexual assaults that occurred before 1985 can now seek justice for for offences, announced Simon Corbell today.
Victims of sexual assault can now seek justice for offences that occurred before 1985 with the removal of outdated and unjust legal barriers to prosecuting certain offences, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell [...]
ACT Partners in Prevention Awards aim to recognise strategies, projects, and activities that help create an awareness of gendered violence, or help prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in our community.
Nominations opened today, so if you know of a group on individual deserving you might want to put their name down.
There are [...]
An 18-year-old Palmerston man will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday, August 27) in relation to the alleged sexual assault of two children under the age of 16.
Police will allege the offences occurred in April and August this year.
About 4.30pm yesterday the man was arrested by detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Sexual Assault [...]
A 20-year-old man will face court this morning (Saturday, August 10) over an alleged sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.
Police will allege the offence occurred in July this year.
The man attended the Woden Police Station yesterday (Friday, August 9), where he was interviewed by detectives from Criminal Investigations Sexual Assault and [...]
The latest quarterly crime statistics for the ACT have been released and they’re presented on a rather nice interactive map that allows us to examine what has been reported and where.
Jumping backwards in time the numbers get larger which certainly is a good sign, still the current numbers are a little concerning when viewed alone.
The investigation into the abduction and sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Holt on September 15, 2012 has been finalised, with no charges to be laid by ACT Policing.
Police have identified the person pictured in the facefit. This person has assisted police with enquiries.
ACT Policing would like to thank the community who provided [...]
ACT Policing has released CCTV of a man they believe is responsible for the indecent assault of two women last Friday night (October 12).
The man is alleged to have approached the women from behind and indecently assaulted them while they were walking in the Acton area.
Police believe he also followed a third woman as she [...]
ACT Policing has released a facefit of a man alleged to have sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl on Saturday September 15 in Holt.
About 5.30pm, a 16-year-old girl was running along Spofforth Street in Holt, listening to music via her earphones, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a Ford Falcon sedan, possibly metallic [...]
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations is investigating a sexual assault which occurred on Saturday evening (September 15) in Holt.
About 5.30pm, a 16-year-old girl was running along Spofforth Street in Holt, listening to music via her earphones, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a Ford Falcon sedan, possibly metallic blue in colour, by two [...]
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation detectives have arrested and charged a 35-year-old Amaroo man for sexual assault offences.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted the victim, a 29-year-old woman in his vehicle, a black Holden Calais, at an unknown location, believed to be near a red brick building with temporary fencing around the perimeter in Gungahlin [...]
A 19-year-old Belconnen man will face court this morning (Friday, June 29) over an alleged sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.
Police will allege the offence occurred between February 2011 and March 2011, when the girl was aged 13.
The man attended the Winchester Police Centre yesterday (Thursday, June 28), where he [...]
The Supreme Court released the sentencing of Dennis Bloomfield after a houso on houso punch up on Twamley Crescent Richardson last year.
In February 2011 two Richardson families (Coghlan and Bloomfield) butted heads.
The Coghlan son had allegedly sexually assaulted the Bloomfield daughter in his family’s home the previous year and was subsequently charged. The two families [...]
A 33-year-old Evatt man will face court this morning, charged with sexual assault offences.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman around 5.30am yesterday (Sunday, June 17), as she was sleeping at her friend’s house in Macgregor.
The man was arrested by Criminal Investigations detectives yesterday, and was taken to the ACT Watch [...]
The Supreme Court has published a very disturbing sentence on the crimes of Kaon Bell a man with a track record of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s homes and doing horrible things to them.
When the very experienced Justice Neils says “I hope that I never hear of a more serious case of unlawful confinement” we’re talking [...]
Two men will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, May 21) charged with sexual assault offences.
Police will allege the two men sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in the early hours of Friday morning, May 18, after she fell asleep in one of the their units in Griffith.
The two men were arrested on Saturday (May [...]
Simon Corbell’s been making more things illegal.
“This important Bill is designed to improve laws in the ACT that deal with areas including sexual offences, protection of vulnerable witnesses in proceedings, property and drug offences and sentencing,” said Mr Corbell.
“The legislation will create two new sexual offences which are sexual intercourse and act of indecency with [...]
The ABC has a horrific tale of Cameron Flynn Tully of the Cook farming Tullys:
A Canberra man facing charges of sexually assaulting eight young girls mostly in the 1990s has been refused permission to return to live on his family property at Cook.
Cameron Flynn Tully, 37, is facing 22 sexual assault charges.
He has pleaded [...]
A 30-year-old man from Darwin has been summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court this week on sexual assault charges.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in the early hours of Saturday morning, March 17, in her apartment on Northbourne Avenue.
Between 3 and 4 am the woman was walking back to her [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man after police responded to a report of a sexual assault within the grounds of the Royal Military College, Duntroon early this morning.
At 2am today, the 21-year-old female victim contacted police to report that a man known to her had entered her house and sexually assaulted her before fleeing [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man in the image who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman in the early hours of Saturday morning (March 17).
Between 3 and 4 am the woman was walking back to her apartment on Northbourne Avenue from the CBD when she was approached [...]
ACT Policing is asking for the two men who assisted a 25-year-old woman on Akuna Street, City around 10 pm last Saturday night (February 11) to make contact with police.
The two men assisted the woman by walking her to a licensed premise on Akuna Street to meet her boyfriend. The men may have been approached [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 37-year-old Cook man after an investigation into several historical sexual assaults in which the victims were girls.
Police will allege that the man, who was aged in his late teens and early 20s when the alleged offences took place, sexually assaulted the girls, aged between seven and 12, both at a [...]
[ 28 October, 2011; 6:30 pm; ]
Next week women and men in cities and towns around Australia will be taking to the streets for the annual Reclaim the Night march and rally. At this event women—and men who support them— will come together to protest against sexual violence, demand their right to feel safe in public spaces, and demand an end [...]
Detectives from ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team will today (Thursday, October 20) seek the extradition of a 44-year-old man from Wilcannia in New South Wales (NSW).
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 39-year-old woman in her north Canberra home on September 29 this year. It will also be alleged that [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent assault which occurred on Tuesday night (May 17) in Dickson.
About 11.20pm a 19-year-old woman was walking along Cowper Street when she noticed a man following her. The man continued to follow her along Majura Avenue where he made several attempts to engage her in conversation.
The woman turned [...]
The ABC has the inconclusive news that the sexual assault charges against a 64 year old male nurse have been dropped.
the prosecution today sought for the two charges to be dismissed.
His lawyer is arguing his court costs be covered.
It is unclear whether he will resume working at the Canberra Hospital
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations detectives from the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team, have arrested a 56 year-old Braddon man with a number of offences relating to sexual intercourse with young persons.
Police executed a search warrant at an address in Braddon on Thursday night (April 21) and seized a number of items. The man [...]
The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Thursday, 21 April) charged with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.
Criminal Investigation detectives will allege the man, a staff member, sexually assaulted two vulnerable patients while they were receiving medical treatment at The Canberra Hospital.
ACT Policing has arrested a 64-year-old Isabella Plains man late [...]
A 61-year-old Ngunnawal man was arrested for sexual assault on Wednesday, April 6 at The Canberra Hospital.
Criminal Investigation detectives will allege the man, a staff member, sexually assaulted a vulnerable 50-year-old woman on Monday, April 4 while she was a patient at the hospital.
The man will face court on April 28 charged with sexual intercourse [...]
ABC News and tonight’s 7:30 are covering the Canberra angle on the release today of a survey by the National Union of Students revealing the troubling extent of sexual violence and safety fears of students at Australian universities, including institutions in Canberra. The argument is that Canberra’s universities should do more to prevent it, with [...]
ACT Policing has released a facefit of a suspect sought over an act of indecency which occurred at the Weston Skate Park on Friday, February 11.
Around 11am last Friday (February 11) the victim was in the carpark at the skate park when she was approached by a man who asked her for a cigarette. After [...]