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victoria police dani laidley photo leak court police officer

The Victoria Police officer who photographed former AFL coach Dani Laidley in custody has begged to avoid a conviction for the “poor decision” but a magistrate has said the privacy breach was “not minor”. Ex-police officer Shane Reid fronted a Melbourne Magistrates Court hearing on Monday. He’s charged with unauthorised disclosure of police information. That …

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A Western Australian court has sentenced Perth man Tyler Dean Borinelli to six and half years jail for his role in two violent assaults on gay men earlier this year. Borinelli (pictured), who has been in custody since April, separately used gay app Scruff to lure two gay men to isolated construction sites in the …

chloe jessica earle extortion

Brisbane District Court Judge Paul Smith today sentenced Chloe Jessica Earle to a 12-month Intensive Correction Order following a conviction for extortion. The judge imposed the order in lieu of jail because of difficulties she would face in prison. “I can’t ignore the fact that as a transgender person with male genitalia if you went …

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A powerful New South Wales judicial inquiry seeking justice for victims of decades of historical gay and transgender hate crimes is being established by the state government. A NSW parliamentary committee earlier spent 18 months looking into dozens of the unsolved deaths between 1970 and 2010. The committee heard from survivors and families of victims …

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A former NSW Police officer has spoken out for the first time about the assaults he witnessed by police officers against gay men in Sydney in the 1980s. Mark Higginbotham was an officer within the NSW Police at Darlinghurst station through the 1980s. Warning: distressing content He’s opened up for the first time about his …

sydney nsw police officer assault mark follington anya bradford

A NSW police officer has been jailed for assaulting Sydney woman Anya Bradford and later lying about the details of her violent arrest. In 2019, then-Senior Constable Mark Follington violently arrested Anya Bradford at a pub in Liverpool, in Sydney’s west. He and another offcer were checking IDs of patrons in the venues’ gaming room, …

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An Adelaide man jailed for knocking another man out, robbing him and leaving him unconscious in an alleyway told police the victim made a gay advance on him, a court heard. Adam Thomas Warren pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery over the incident in the Adelaide CBD on Boxing Day last December. Adelaide …

Q&A staff

A northern NSW man faced court today over threats to members of the ABC’s Q&A staff. The man threatened to kill Q&A staff over the show’s support and the ABC’s coverage of the LGBT community. David William Wonnocott pleaded guilty to making the threats in Tweed Heads Local Court. Magistrate Geoff Dunlevy said Wonnocott, 47, …

birmingham gay hate attack

LGBTIQ leaders in UK city Birmingham say a recent spate of homophobic attacks in their Gay Village have appalled and frightened the community. On Sunday, an attacker threw a wine bottle at a gay man’s head after a night in the city’s Gay Village. John-Paul Kesseler (above) said the man attacked him with the bottle …

matthew scott bristow adelaide south australia murder

An Adelaide man accused of fatally stabbing another man has since complained to a relative the victim acted “gay” towards him, a court has heard. In February 2020, Matthew Scott Bristow (pictured) staggered a short distance after being stabbed before he collapsed and died in a suburban street. A pedestrian found the man’s body on …

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