Category: Aggravated Sexual Assault

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Another NRL Star Accused of Sexual Assault


Just weeks after NRL star Jarryd Hayne was charged with aggravated sexual assault over an incident on Grand Final night, another NSW State of Origin player has found himself accused of the very same offence. 27-year old St George Dragons player Jack de Belin has been accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year old woman in …
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NRL Star Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault


Things have gone from bad to worse for former Parramatta Eels Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne. It has been reported that the two time Dally M medallist and former San Francisco 49ers player – against whom civil proceedings for sexual battery were commenced in California last year – voluntarily attended Ryde police station this afternoon, …
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12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®


Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter such as drug possession, drink driving or common assault, or accused of something as serious …
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Men Charged A Second Time Over the Death of Lynette Daley


On the day after Australia Day in 2011, Paramedics were called to a remote area of Ten Mile Beach in Northern New South Wales. On the sand, a woman lay dead. Two men were with her when she died. For the past five years, the family and friends of 33-year-old mother Lynette Daley have been …
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Do People Lie About Sexual Assault?


Incidents of sexual assault have been widely publicised in the media following a number of high-profile cases, including that of Kings Cross nightclub heir Luke Lazarus. Data published in 2014 indicates that Australia has a huge problem with sexual assault – with 1 in 5 Australian women, and 1 in 20 men, reporting experiencing some …
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Mandatory Indefinite Sentencing – A Good Idea?


How would you feel if you were sent to prison for an indefinite period of time? Such a scenario had been proposed by the Victoria state government before its election defeat over the weekend In a bid for popularity, the Liberal Napthine government had planned to introduce indefinite prison sentences for persons who repeatedly commit …
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Validity of Anti-Biker Laws Upheld by the High Court


The High Court recently dismissed a challenge to the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act, upholding its validity. The decision is the latest in a long running saga between the United Motorcycle Council and State governments. Governments have passed various pieces of legislation aimed at dismantling the operations of motorcycle gangs after a number of violent …
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How long a Sentence is Life?


It can be extremely distressing when you find out a loved one has been given a sentence of life imprisonment. Life sentences can be given to someone who is guilty of a very serious crime, such as Murder; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Sexual Intercourse with a Child under 10 years; Large Commercial Drug Supply, Manufacture or …