A former political refugee from Central America accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl had four children with his alleged victim, a trial has heard. But lawyers for the man, 58, told his ACT Supreme Court trial on Monday he had believed the girl was 17 when they were first introduced. The accused pleaded not guilty to two acts of indecency and five counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 16.
A man who struck and injured a boy when he twice drove his van at two teenagers near Dickson shops had accused them of throwing a stick in his car, court documents allege. Police say Vaughan Doolette, 35, tried to pick a fight with the pair minutes before he swerved the vehicle across two lanes of traffic and ran over the boy's ankle on Monday night.
The ACT Director of Public Prosecutions launched a bid to abandon hearings for nearly 30 cases in the Magistrates Court before the end of the year, arguing a chronic lack of resources meant it didn't have enough prosecutors to run the matters. DPP assistant director Shane Drumgold told Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker his office would not be ready to prosecute the matters as a looming intensive listing period in the lower court clashed with a Supreme Court trial blitz and it couldn't staff both.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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