Another rape accusation made against Bruce Lehrmann
Former Liberal Party staffer Bruce Lehrmann has been identified as the high-profile man charged with the alleged assault of a woman in Toowoomba in 2021. He’s accused of failing to wear a condom without the woman’s permission during an encounter weeks after he first fronted a Canberra court over his alleged assault of Brittany Higgins. It was Lehrmann’s fifth bid to keep his identity under wraps in the Queensland case – his lawyer says he intends to defend the charges. And in Western Oz, Cameron Blaine – a senior detective who helped rescue kidnapped 4yo Cleo Smith – has been found guilty of misconduct by the state’s Corruption and Crime Commission. It found that 50yo leaked confidential information about the case to a 22yo reporter he’d started seeing while on Smith’s case. Blaine has denied any “intimate relationship” occurred – he has already resigned from the force.
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