Category: Indecent Assault

False accusation

Woman Pleads Guilty to Making False Claim of Indecent Assault


19-year old Caitlan Gray was involved in a collision in the western Sydney suburb of Bankstown on the evening of 22 November 2018, before pulling into a nearby BP service station. 36-year old Kenan Basic took it upon himself to assist the stranded woman by repairing her damaged radiator, before driving away. However, the good …
Kevin Spacey

Hollywood Star Accused of Sexual Touching


It has been reported that Hollywood star Kevin Spacey will be prosecuted in the United States over allegations he performed a sexual act upon an 18-year old at a Massachusetts bar in July 2016. Boston journalist Heather Unruh accused Mr Spacey last year of plying her son with alcohol before reaching down the young man’s …
NSW Police

NSW Police Are Illegally Strip-Searching Aboriginal Kids


It’s recently come to light that not only is the NSW Police Force doubling down on its use of strip-searches, but officers are also carrying out this invasive practice upon Aboriginal children as young as 11 years old. Aboriginal Legal Service Western NSW deputy principal solicitor Emily Winborne has outlined she’s aware of cases where First …
Glenn Antony Hartland

Tinder Rapist Granted Bail


In the Melbourne County Court last week, Glenn Antony Hartland pleaded guilty to raping three women and indecently assaulting a fourth. His pleas of guilty were followed by an application for bail, which was granted by the court on strict conditions. This means Mr Hartland will be in the community until his sentencing hearing in …
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Sydney Police Officer Charged with Child Sexual Assault


A Sydney police officer has been arrested and charged with a range of child sex offences, including attempted sexual intercourse with a child under 10, two counts of sexual intercourse with a child aged between the ages of 10 and 14, aggravated indecent assault and grooming a child under the age of 14 for sex. …
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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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NSW Magistrate Charged with Indecent Assault on Teenager


It has been reported that sitting local court magistrate, Graeme Curran, was charged this morning with nine counts of indecent assault on a teenage boy between 1981 and 1983. The 67-year old magistrate is reported to have met detectives from the State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad this morning at Burwood Police Station, where he …
Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris Cleared of Indecent and Sexual Assault Charges


A jury in London found Australian entertainer Rolf Harris not guilty of ‘groping’ a blind and disabled woman, and a 13-year old girl who asked for an autograph at a radio station. He was also cleared of sexually assaulting a 42-year old woman, who alleged Harris put his hand up her skirt and onto her …
Indecent

Sydney Lawyer Charged with Indecent Assault


Forty-year old Carl Harrap of Seaforth is employed as a patent and trademark attorney at the Sydney office of law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. The firm’s website describes Mr Harrap as having “… particular experience and interest in assisting his clients to defend or attack patents in patent oppositions”. However, the experienced lawyer has been …
Sexual assault

Lawyer Guilty of Sexual Assault


. A 35-year old lawyer from London is facing prison time after his drunken behaviour got out of control at a Christmas Party at the prestigious London Rowing Club, leading to convictions for ‘racially-aggravated assault’ and ‘sexual assault’. Festive celebrations went horribly wrong for lawyer Alastair Main in December 2015 when an Australian woman in …