Higgins’ alleged perpetrator to face court

By Shannon Jenkins

Friday August 6, 2021

The 26-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted Brittany Higgins has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court.
The 26-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted Brittany Higgins has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

The 26-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted Brittany Higgins has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court next month, police have revealed.

Officers served the man’s legal representative on Friday afternoon with a summons to appear before the court on September 16.

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

The man will face one charge of sexual intercourse without consent, police said. He will face a maximum of 12 years imprisonment.

The allegations that Higgins, a former ministerial staffer, was sexually assaulted by a colleague in then defence industry minister Linda Reynolds’ office first emerged on February 15. Four other women have spoken out against Higgins’ alleged perpetrator since then.

Detectives from ACT Police’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team first received a report regarding the alleged rape in April 2019.

Higgins made a formal complaint to police in February.

More to come…


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