Australian military faced with another sex scandal

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 06, 2012 08:00 hrs

The Australian military is facing another sex scandal just weeks after it handed down wide-ranging reviews into defence culture, including sexual abuse and the treatment of women.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a 23-year-old male soldier has been arrested and charged with raping a 21-year-old female civilian.

He is due to be presented before the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow.

ACT Police said they arrested the man after responding to a report of a sexual assault at Canberra's Royal Military College, Duntroon early yesterday.

Police said the 21-year-old alleged victim contacted them at 2 a.m. to report that a man known to her had entered her house and sexually assaulted her before fleeing.

Police later located a man in the grounds of Duntroon with the help of military police and charged him with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

A Defence spokesman confirmed that a member of the Australian military had been charged with the assault. (ANI)

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