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      Stealthing Laws in Australia

      Stealthing laws are a relatively new phenomenon in respect of sexual assault legislation. It has gained notoriety in recent years but there is still legal ambiguity surrounding stealthing in Australia. The ACT, Tasmania, NSW and Victoria have introduced legislation criminalising stealthing in the last year. A recent review of sexual assault legislation in Queensland recommended […]

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      Sexual Assault Statistics NSW 2023

      The release of the latest sexual assault sentencing statistics have revealed that three out of four offenders received a jail term. The analysis from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) assessed cases throughout Australia between 2010-11 and 2019-20. There was a total of 53,570 sexual assault offenders in that period. The average term of imprisonment […]

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      How to beat a sexual assault charge

      The question of how to beat a sexual assault charge is one that criminal defence lawyers field on a regular basis. In today’s climate, defending these allegations has become extremely difficult. This is due to a range of factors such as the onset of the ‘metoo’ movement, changing attitudes to accusations and the introduction of […]

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      The Law, Defences and Penalties for Aggravated Sexual Assault

      A Sydney photographer charged with aggravated sexual assault has been granted bail after spending a month in custody. 48-year-old Garth Knight was arrested and bail refused on 25 September 2020 based on allegations that he sexually assaulted two models after they were tied up. The incidents are said to have occurred in 2005 and 2011 […]

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      How to get sexual assault charges dropped

      Following the withdrawal of all charges against Bruce Lehrmann, the question of how to get sexual assault charges dropped has been the subject of much conjecture. The repercussions for anyone found guilty of a sexual assault offence are devastating to both their reputation and livelihood. Indeed, Mr Lehrmann suffered significant damage to his reputation despite […]

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      Criminal Lawyer Explains Bruce Lehrmann & Brittany Higgins Trial

      The Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins trial that gripped the nation is approaching an end with the jury now deliberating their decision. Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to sexual intercourse without consent. The trial heard from both parties as well as several prominent witnesses. There was lengthy cross-examination with revelations of inconsistencies in the evidence […]

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      Explained: New Sexual Consent Laws in NSW
      Posted By , on June 2, 2022

      New affirmative consent laws in relation to sexual assault cases have been introduced in NSW. The amendments to the legislation were revealed by Attorney-General Mark Speakman as ‘common sense’. The reforms to sexual assault consent laws go even further than what was proposed by the Law Reform Commission.   What is consent? Consent is when […]

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      The Offence of Indecent Assault
      Posted By , on May 15, 2022

      A groom has been found guilty of indecent assault involving one of his wife’s bridesmaids just two days before their wedding. Daniel Carney was found guilty four charges following an incident during his wedding festivities. The jury, made up of seven men and five women, delivered the verdicts after nine hours of deliberations. He was […]

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      The Offence of Sexual Intercourse with a Child in NSW

      A western Sydney man has been charged with sexual intercourse with a child after allegedly being caught by undercover police officers. Officers allege that they had been speaking to the 59-year-old online for a month before they arrested him at Liverpool. A search of a home was conducted with a number of electronic storage devices […]

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      Male Nurse Granted Bail for Sexual Assault Charges Involving Heart Surgery Patients

      A male nurse has been granted bail for sexual assault charges at Liverpool Local Court. Ali Khamis Moh’d is alleged to have assaulted a patient at Norwest Private Hospital while she was recovering from heart surgery. He is also charged with sexual touching of two other patients, including a 67-year-old female. A surety agreed to […]

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