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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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      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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      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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      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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      Criminal Lawyer Explains Why Tristan Sailor Was Found Not Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault

      Former NRL player Tristan Sailor has been found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a woman. The jury took just one hour to make the unanimous decision. The incident occurred after a night out drinking alcohol in Sydney when the former Dragons player and a teammate attended an apartment in Wolli Creek with two […]

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      MP Gareth Ward Charged with Sexual Assault

      Gareth Ward, a current member of NSW parliament, has been charged with sexual assault over historical allegations. The Liberal MP is expected to fight the charges and has released a statement claiming he is innocent. It has created an issue for Premier Dominic Perrottet, who has called for Ward’s resignation. Should he resign, it will […]

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      Catholic Priest Found Guilty of Indecent Assault on Child

      A retired Catholic priest has been found guilty of indecent assault on a child over 40 years ago. Richard Doyle, who is now 85-years-old, has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 9 May. The complainant was aged between 6 years old and 10 years old when the offences occurred. Indecent Assault Charges […]

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      The Offence of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent

      A former Australian boxing champion has been found guilty of sexual intercourse without consent. Marc Bargero claimed he only ‘sniffed’ a 15-year-old girl while she was sleeping, however a District Court judge did not accept his evidence. By contrast, the court found that the complainant was a ‘compelling’ witness. Bargero was granted bail for sexual […]

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