Recent rape trail in Rockhampton shows need for balance between keeping “mistake of fact” defence in place and putting in place guidelines to weed out abusers.
A YOUNG Central Queensland cowboy was this week acquitted of rape after successfully arguing “mistake of fact” that the woman he had sex with was able to give consent despite knowing she was intoxicated.
He's not to have any contact with her, but she continually contacted him asking for money and threatening to send him back to jail. He ended up with 18 charges.
A VICTIM of notorious paedophile Kevin Lynch is only now, 35 years later, struggling with post traumatic issues from the historical abuse.
A MAN who trafficked more than eight kilograms of methamphetamines in 14 months, making over $1 million for his supplier, told a cop about plans to blow up a gun shop.
ROCKHAMPTON’S golden girl Anna Meares has not let retirement, or a 6.5 month baby bump get in the way of joining an array of sporting heroes to raise funds for people under 25 with rare diseases.
It was just a simple vehicle intercept by police, but it’s the surprise on the passenger seat that landed him in court.
QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a grass fire burning near Woodbine Road, Bungundarra.
Neighbourhood brawl broken up by police
A MAGISTRATE a man who had smoked marijuana to help him sleep and was busted driving the next day, to “try some warm milk next time”.