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Sexual Assault

Jarryd Hayne Faces Civil Proceedings for Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey
Former NRL golden boy Jarryd Hayne was found guilty earlier this year of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, also known as ‘sexual assault’ under the law, during a retrial which occurred after an initial jury was unable to...

Former Police Officer Charged with 98 Criminal Offences

by Sonia Hickey
A former Victorian police officer has faced the Melbourne Magistrates court, charged with 98 criminal offences including rape and stalking, which were allegedly committed while he was a serving officer. 41-year old Brett Johnson is facing 98 charges including three...

What Are the Conditions of Parole in New South Wales?

by Sonia Hickey
38-year old Mohammed Skaf has spent 21 years in prison after being sentenced to a maximum of 22 years and 11 months for being part of a group of more than a dozen teenagers and young men who sexually assaulted...

Sexual Assault Charge Brought Over Alleged Rape in Parliament House

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
The man accused of sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019, has been named, and will face court later this year. Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann has been charged in the nation’s capital with one count of sexual...

False Sexual Assault Allegation Ruins Man’s Life

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
False sexual assault allegations are rarely publicised, and no official data is collected about them. In fact, those who publicise these allegations can find themselves on the receiving end of criticism for reporting on an issue which they say pales...

Weinstein Faces Further Sexual Assault Charges

by Sonia Hickey
A New York judge has paved the way for Harvey Weinstein to be extradited from prison in New York to California to face further charges. The former Hollywood movie producer and co-founder of the Miramax film studio, which prodiced blockbusters...

Rape or Sexual Assault? What is the Correct Legal Term in New South Wales?

by Ugur Nedim
Yesterday’s sentencing of former football star Jarryd Hayne has triggered online debate about whether the correct description of the offence for which he was convicted is ‘rape’ or ‘sexual assault’. Mr Hayne was convicted of two counts of sexual assault,...

Sexual Assault Charges Dropped Due to Unreliability of Complainant

by Sonia Hickey
The prosecution has withdrawn charges of sexual assault brought against a 34-year old man, after his criminal defence lawyers proposed to present evidence in court that the 29-year old female complainant had a tendency to seek ‘retribution’ against men she...

‘Good Society’ Sexual Consent Videos: Another Federal Government Flop

by Sonia Hickey
The Federal Government was recently forced to remove two controversial consent videos from its ‘’Good Society’ website, after wide-spread criticism, chalking up another expensive federal flop. The videos were titled ‘Moving the line basics‘ and intended to be an education...

The Law, Penalties and Defences for Aggravated Sexual Assault in Company

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
A jury in Downing Centre District Court has heard that a then-19 year old woman felt “dead inside” when NRL payers Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair allegedly forced her to have sexual intercourse in the early hours of 9...
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