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Darwin man summonsed for Northbourne sexual assault

By johnboy - 23 April 2012 22

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 apartment from the CBD when she was approached by the man on Mort Street.

The man engaged in conversation with the woman, seeking her assistance. The woman allowed the man into her apartment where police will allege he has then sexually assaulted her.

The man will face court on Thursday, April 26, charged with a number of offences including act of indecency without consent, sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Darwin man summonsed for Northbourne sexual assault
HenryBG 11:53 am 24 Apr 12

kakosi said :

If the crime is murder or robbery you never hear people saying “she/he deserved it”. Why is rape so acceptable?
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Well, in fact, if I ever hear of one of our crim-friendly magistrates getting burgled, I will definitely be saying, “He deserved it”.

Neither I, nor anybody I know has ever said nor heard anyody else say of a rape victim that “she deserved it”, so I’m not sure WTF it is you’re talking about when you claim that “rape is acceptable”.

There was a bloke in Mawson charged with rape last year after he failed to pay a prostitute he had hired.
Now *that* one was complete bull$#!&. She should have had to go through the Small Claims Court like everybody else has to when chasing an unpaid bill.

Darkfalz 9:41 am 24 Apr 12

kakosi said :

If the crime is murder or robbery you never hear people saying “she/he deserved it”. Why is rape so acceptable?

You can’t make up being murdered.

bigfeet 9:41 am 24 Apr 12

buzz819 said :

Have a look at the legislation of any state and point out where the title “rape” is actually used as an offence.

Queensland Criminal Code – Section 349 – Rape

Victorian Crimes Act – Section 38 – Rape

Tasmanian Criminal Code – Section 185 – Rape

buzz819 9:22 am 24 Apr 12

Diggety said :

“…sexual intercourse without consent”

One must wonder on the etymological bend applied to criminal law in the ACT.

Do I suppose we’ll change the charge of murder to “ending a life without consent”? We’ve already prettied up murder in the ACT to comply with PC standards, let’s not make the same mistake by trivialising other serious criminal acts.

Rape is rape. A spade is not a shovel if we care to acknowledge the difference.

(All said without any background understanding of ACT law I admit)

Have a look at the legislation of any state and point out where the title “rape” is actually used as an offence.

Erg0 8:53 am 24 Apr 12

I-filed said :

HenryBG said :

I guess he’ll be handed over to the ACT’s feminist collective for the 8 stab wounds, mostly to the back, which are according to them a just punishment for rape?

What are you talking about? Is this some literary reference?

http://the-riotact.com/kingston-murder-accused-not-guilty/39088

bigfeet 6:41 am 24 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

I dunno…how about rape? Or, if living in a wuss-infected society that loves to molly-coddle crims, how about we aim for imprisonment?

Or maybe he will get off the charges because no one can be bothered to turn up for Jury Service.

Diggety 12:05 am 24 Apr 12

“…sexual intercourse without consent”

One must wonder on the etymological bend applied to criminal law in the ACT.

Do I suppose we’ll change the charge of murder to “ending a life without consent”? We’ve already prettied up murder in the ACT to comply with PC standards, let’s not make the same mistake by trivialising other serious criminal acts.

Rape is rape. A spade is not a shovel if we care to acknowledge the difference.

(All said without any background understanding of ACT law I admit)

HenryBG 11:32 pm 23 Apr 12

PrinceOfAles said :

HenryBG said :

I guess he’ll be handed over to the ACT’s feminist collective for the 8 stab wounds, mostly to the back, which are according to them a just punishment for rape?

What do you propose as a just punishment for rape?

I dunno…how about rape? Or, if living in a wuss-infected society that loves to molly-coddle crims, how about we aim for imprisonment?

PrinceOfAles 11:13 pm 23 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

I guess he’ll be handed over to the ACT’s feminist collective for the 8 stab wounds, mostly to the back, which are according to them a just punishment for rape?

What do you propose as a just punishment for rape?

kakosi 10:03 pm 23 Apr 12

If the crime is murder or robbery you never hear people saying “she/he deserved it”. Why is rape so acceptable?

And I wish the courts would stop calling it sexual assault or sex without consent – it just adds to watering down a serious crime.

I-filed 9:32 pm 23 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

I guess he’ll be handed over to the ACT’s feminist collective for the 8 stab wounds, mostly to the back, which are according to them a just punishment for rape?

What are you talking about? Is this some literary reference?

thatsnotme 9:04 pm 23 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

I guess he’ll be handed over to the ACT’s feminist collective for the 8 stab wounds, mostly to the back, which are according to them a just punishment for rape?

Get some help mate, you obviously have issues.

HenryBG 6:26 pm 23 Apr 12

I guess he’ll be handed over to the ACT’s feminist collective for the 8 stab wounds, mostly to the back, which are according to them a just punishment for rape?

Malteser 5:46 pm 23 Apr 12

What a creep. Glad he is facing charges.

dpm 5:03 pm 23 Apr 12

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