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Sexual Assault

‘Brazen, Forcible and Breathtakingly Arrogant’: Pell Sent to Prison

by Sonia Hickey
Tonight, Cardinal George Pell starts his sentence behind bars. Australia’s highest ranking Catholic Church official has been sentenced to 6 years in prison, with a non-parole period of 3 years and 8 months. Pell was found guilty in December last...

All NSW Crime Categories Are in Decline, Except One

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Statistics released by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) suggest that all major categories of crime except one are in decline in New South Wales, and have been falling for the past forty years. The Director of BOCSAR,...

George Pell Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Cardinal George Pell faces a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of sexually assaulting two choirboys. The highest ranking Australian Catholic cleric was found guilty after a five-week trial in Melbourne late last year, but the verdict was suppressed until...

Are the Sentences Imposed for Sexual Offences in NSW Too Soft?

by Ugur Nedim
Radio shock-jocks, tabloid newspapers and even populist politicians will often claim that members of the judiciary are too soft-on crime, and on sex offenders in particular. They claim the sentences handed-down do not sufficiently reflect the criminality of the conduct,...

Criminal Charges Tarnish Rugby League’s Reputation

by Sonia Hickey
The Australian Rugby League Commission, which controls and administrator the game, has announced a trial of new rules for junior players in a bid to stem the tide of kids leaving the sport. The shake-up is being described as the...

Another NRL Star Accused of Sexual Assault

by Ugur Nedim
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...

NRL Star Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault

by Ugur Nedim
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...

Man Stabbed While Allegedly Saving 7-Year Old Girl from Sexual Assault

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that a 46-year old man was stabbed in the abdomen and neck during an altercation which ensued when he allegedly confronted a 54-year old man who was attempting to sexually assault a 7-year old girl in a...

Tinder Rapist Granted Bail

by Sonia Hickey
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...

Sydney Police Officer Charged with Child Sexual Assault

by Ugur Nedim
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...
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