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Police appeal to witness in sexual assault

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is appealing to a man who may have witnessed a sexual assault in Glebe Park, Civic, on Saturday night (November 29).
A 35-year-old woman was walking from the City Bus Interchange around 11.30pm when a man, whom she knew as an acquaintance, offered to walk with her.
As they walked through Glebe Park the woman [...]

Man extradited from WA on sexual assault offences

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has extradited a 28-year-old man from Perth last night (Wednesday, November 12) in relation to sexual assault offences which occurred in August this year.
On Monday (November 10) Western Australian Police arrested the man on an ACT First Instant warrant. The man appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday where his extradition [...]

Man arrested for sexual assault after using fake online profile

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 22-year-old Belconnen man has been arrested after creating a fictitious social media profile of a young woman to commit a sexual assault against another man.
The alleged offender used a fictitious Facebook profile to communicate with the 18-year-old victim over a period of time. As part of this communication, the man sent the [...]

Man arrested on sexual assault offences

By 20 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (Tuesday, August 19) after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in Campbell on two separate occasions.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in June last year after a night out in Civic.
The second incident is alleged to have occurred earlier this year, in February, at [...]

Melbourne man jailed for raping Canberra woman

By 21 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A Melbourne man has been jailed for raping a woman after a 21st birthday party in Canberra five years ago, according to the ABC.
The 24-year-old was in Canberra for a party in 2009. After meeting the woman, the two of them were separated from the main group while in Civic.
They returned to the home [...]

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

By 22 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

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’ [...]

Sharon Whitehead v. Michael Moon. A Cautionary Tale

By 6 December 2013

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 [...]

Restrictions on sexual assault reporting removed

By 29 November 2013

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 [...]

Nominations open for ACT Partners in Prevention Awards

By 2 September 2013

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 [...]

Palmerston teenager charged with sexual assault

By 27 August 2013

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 [...]

Alleged underage sexual assault

By 10 August 2013

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 [...]

Belconnen has alarming number of sexual assaults

By 9 July 2013

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 [...]

No charges laid over Holt sexual assault investigation

By 8 November 2012

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 [...]

Do you know this alleged sex offender?

By 17 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Recognise the Holt rapist? [Facefit]

By 25 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Hunting the Holt rapists

By 17 September 2012

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 [...]

Amaroo man accused of rape in the back of his black Holden Calais

By 4 August 2012

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 [...]

Belconnen teenager charged with sexual assault

By 29 June 2012

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 [...]

When your son’s charged with raping a man’s daughter you think you’d watch the C-bomb around him?

By 28 June 2012

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 [...]

Evatt man charged with raping Macgregor woman

By 18 June 2012

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 [...]

Kaon Bell one to be avoided when he’s released in 2026

By 17 June 2012

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 [...]

16 year old sexually assaulted in Griffith

By 21 May 2012

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 [...]

New sex offences, and better find a dual use for your tablet press

By 10 May 2012

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 [...]

Cameron Tully not allowed back on the farm

By 3 May 2012

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 [...]

Darwin man summonsed for Northbourne sexual assault

By 23 April 2012

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 [...]

Sexual assault at RMC Duntroon

By 5 April 2012

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 [...]

Do you know this alleged rapist?

By 18 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Sexual assault on Akuna Street

By 16 February 2012

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 [...]

Cook man arrested for historical sexual assaults

By 28 October 2011

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 [...]

Reclaim the Night: Relic or Relevant?

By 24 October 2011

[ 28 October 2011 at 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 [...]

Alleged rapist returned to Canberra

By 20 October 2011

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 [...]

A man in strappy, silver coloured high heels.

By 19 May 2011

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 [...]

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