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Complainant’s History of False Sexual Assault Allegations is Inadmissible

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
In a recent decision, a five judge bench of the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal (NSWCCA) ruled that legislation which prevents criminal defence lawyers from asking questions to complainants in sexual assault cases about their sexual history extends...

Former NSW Labor MP Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Documents presented in the Newcastle court today allege that former NSW Labor minister Milton Orkopoulos repeatedly sexually assaulted an 11-year old boy while serving as a Lake Macquarie Councillor. The 62-year old has already served 11 years after he was...

Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Rape, Not Guilty of Predatory Sexual Assault

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Former Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of sexual charges by a jury in New York. A jury found Mr Weistein guilty of forcing a sexual act on his former production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in July...

Sydney Court Hears Sexual Slavery Allegations

by Ugur Nedim & Sonia Hickey
It is alleged that a Thai sex worker was spat on and repeatedly struck by her Sydney clients, then directed to “just put up with it” by the woman she lived with. The complainant was allegedly told she had to...

Guards Who Have Sex with Inmates Now Face Prison

by Paul Gregoire & Ugur Nedim
The NSW government passed new laws last week making it a crime for prison guards to have sex with inmates. The move follows revelations mid-year regarding a number of female corrections officers who’d allegedly been engaging in sexual relations with...

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...

Pioneer Sex Worker Rights Activist Awarded Order of Australia

by Paul Gregoire
The governor general, Sir Peter Cosgrove, announced 1007 awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list on Monday. And in an Australian first, a leading sex worker rights activist has been made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO). Julie Bates...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers®

by 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...

Criminalising Sex Workers Leaves Them Vulnerable to Attack

by Paul Gregoire
At around 12.30 am on June 24, a security guard opened the door to an apartment in Enfield, north London, and a group of five men wielding knives entered the premises. Ms Maria Benito (not her real name) was taken...

French Court Finds that Sex with Child Wasn’t Rape

by Sonia Hickey
In NSW, it is a crime for a person to have sexual intercourse with another who is under the age of 16-years, or 18 if there is a relationship of ‘special care’. Similar ‘age of consent’ laws apply in countries...
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