22 December 2022

Man accused of raping, drugging 13-year-old he met on Tinder granted bail

| Albert McKnight
ACT Law Courts

Jaryn Broady Timosevski, 21, has been granted bail over three counts of sexual intercourse with a person under 16. Photo: Michelle Kroll Region Media.

CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses an alleged childhood sexual assault.

A man accused of raping and drugging a 13-year-old girl he met on Tinder has been granted bail to live with his family on the NSW South Coast.

The girl was using the dating app in December 2022 when she allegedly began speaking to 21-year-old Jaryn Broady Timosevski, court documents say.

While her account on the app listed her as 18, it is alleged she told him she was too young to drive as she was only 13. But he allegedly said it was okay and she organised to sneak out of her home to meet up.

It is alleged he picked her up in his car early in the morning of 6 December then gave her “mushrooms” drugs as well as cannabis in a vape which made her feel dizzy and sleepy.

Mr Timosevski allegedly took her to his house where he began undressing and touching her. It is alleged she told him it felt wrong, but he told her she was special and different to other girls before he raped her.

The girl told her school counsellor what allegedly happened to her the next day, but when her parents found out, they kicked her out of her home.

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The girl allegedly messaged Mr Timosevski to say she’d been kicked out and he allegedly picked her up, took her home, gave her more of his cannabis vape and raped her again.

It was also alleged she arranged for a 13-year-old friend to come over to Mr Timosevski’s house on 9 December and they drank alcohol and used the vape.

The girl was lying next to her friend on a bed when Mr Timosevski allegedly raped her a third time.

She reported her allegations to police on 10 December and they raided Mr Timosevski’s home in Page the next day, charging him with three counts of sexual intercourse with a person under 16 and two counts of an act of indecency.

He launched another bail application in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday (19 December), during which his father was called to testify, starting to cry as soon as he took the stand.

Under questioning from Toni Tu’ulakitau of Tu’ulakitau McGuire, who appeared for Mr Timosevski, he said his son could live and work with him in Tuross Heads on the South Coast.

“He won’t be leaving my side,” the father said.

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Prosecutor David Swan, when opposing bail, claimed police had found evidence consistent with the girl being at Mr Timosevski’s house.

Magistrate Beth Campbell ultimately granted bail due to the commitments given by the father, telling Mr Timosevski that his father had effectively agreed to act as his jailer.

His bail conditions state he cannot contact the girls involved in the case, enter the ACT, use a mobile phone or access the internet. Also, his father must forfeit $10,000 if he doesn’t come to court when required.

The matter was adjourned to 18 January 2023. No pleas have been entered.

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