6 August 2021

Man charged over alleged rape at Parliament House

| Dominic Giannini
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A man will face charges over an alleged sexual assault at Parliament House. Photo: Albert McKnight.

A 26-year-old man is facing charges over an alleged sexual assault at Parliament House in March 2019.

Police will allege the man had sexual intercourse without consent.

Police say they have spoken to a number of witnesses in relation to the investigation.

The man is scheduled to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on 16 September 2021.

The charge of sexual assault without consent carries a maximum penalty of 12 years’ imprisonment.

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Will be interesting . Not much has been printed up except what the Lady security guard had to say of that night.

If found guilty, what odds the offender gets the 12 years?

Considering the high profile nature of the case, probably better than usual.

Capital Retro9:08 am 07 Aug 21

The more prejudicial comments like that that are made the more chance the alleged offender has of being acquitted because he will be unable to get a fair trial.

What prejudice? I said “If found guilty”.

Capital Retro,
What on earth is prejudicial about those comments? There’s not even a discussion around anything to do with the particulars of the case.

Capital Retro9:45 pm 07 Aug 21

By not calling him “alleged offender” you have already labelled him guilty.

If found guilty he becomes the offender

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