Man extradited from QLD to face family violence charges

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A 48-year-old Lyneham man has been extradited from Queensland to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, 13 June 2024) in relation to family violence charges. 

Police allege that, despite a family violence order being in place prohibiting the man from contacting his ex-partner, the man sent approximately 201 emails to the woman across a 12-month period - often sending numerous emails a day. 

In April 2023, the man allegedly sent his ex-partner 86 emails over 22 days, and in December 2023, the man allegedly sent another 50 emails over 23 days. 

On Wednesday, 6 March 2024, police arrested the man for contravening a family violence order, and he appeared in court where he received bail with a number of conditions. 

The man failed to appear at his next court hearing on 5 April, 2024, and an arrest warrant was subsequently issued. 

He was arrested by Queensland Police in Mackay, Queensland on Tuesday, 11 June 2024, and was extradited to the ACT last night (Wednesday, 12 June 2024).  

This is another arrest under ACT Policing’s Operation Pemberton, which is targeting family violence offenders. 

The man is facing existing charges of contravening a family violence order, and aggravated stalking. 

Police take all reports of family violence seriously, and continue to investigate all forms of offending to ensure victims and the community are kept safe and offenders are held accountable.       

We understand the significant coercion and control exerted in relationships where family violence exists, and encourage anyone impacted by any type of family violence offending to contact police and seek support.     

If you are a victim of family violence or believe someone you know is the victim of family violence, you can contact police on 131 444 or Triple Zero (000) in an emergency, or attend any police station.      

The following support services are also available:        

ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service  02 6280 0900     

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre 02 6247 2525     

YWCA Canberra 02 6185 2000     

ACT Government family violence services 

Note for journalists: Broadcast quality video of the extradition can be downloaded from Hightail. (This link will expire in seven days.)

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES  

POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

 

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