Man to face court for alleged historical sexual assault

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A 26-year-old man has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court for an alleged sexual assault in 2019.

Police will allege the man had sexual intercourse with a woman without consent at Parliament House on Saturday, 23 March 2019.

Detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations - Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team, the specialist team dedicated to investigating sexual assaults in the ACT, first received a report in April 2019.

The investigation remained open and in February 2021 a formal complaint was made. Detectives have since spoken to a number of witnesses and collected evidence as part of the investigation.

Officers today (Friday, 6 August 2021) served the man’s legal representative with a summons to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on 16 September 2021.

The man will face one charge of sexual intercourse without consent. The maximum penalty for this offence is 12 years imprisonment.

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