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Timothy Ruge Grindr blackmail

A Melbourne man has avoided jail time after he blackmailed and extorted money from an engaged Grindr user he threatened to “out” to his fiancee. On Friday, Timothy Ruge was ordered to serve a 24-month community corrections order and complete 220 hours of unpaid community work by a Victorian County Court judge, 9 News reported. …

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Cardinal George Pell convicted

Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in jail for the “brazen and forceful” child sexual abuse of two choirboys in the 1990s. A jury convicted Pell, 77, in December of orally raping a 13-year-old choirboy and molesting another while he was Archbishop of Melbourne at St Patrick’s Cathedral in late …

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Uber Driver

WA Police have urged potential victims of an alleged sex predator, accused of indecently assaulting vulnerable men he drove home from Perth nightspots, to come forward. Brendon Quintin Webb, 41, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault but police have alleged the alleged attacker has “quite a few” other victims. Police allege a …

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Nicholas-Bucknell bashed sydney mardi gras

NSW Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old male with the the robbery and assault of a gay man during Mardi Gras weekend, one of a string of robberies he allegedly committed just hours before the parade. Nicholas Bucknell, 29, told triple j’s Hack he was ambushed, attacked and robbed by a group of young …

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teen sexual assault melbourne man 14 yo

A Melbourne man who gave a 14-year-old boy he met on Grindr the drug GHB and sexually abused him has been jailed for at least two years. Andrew Castles, 28, admitted he met the child, who prosecutors said was a vulnerable transgender boy in state care, in 2017 through the Grindr app, AAP reported. The …

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gay hate crime

A “prevailing acceptance of and indifference” to violence against gay men led to failures of justice for many victims of hate crimes in New South Wales in the mid-1990s and earlier, a parliamentary inquiry has confirmed. The New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into gay and transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010, the first of …

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MCC Brisbane Anti-gay vandalism

The inclusive MCC Brisbane church in New Farm has been hit with anti-gay vandalism for the second time in less than a month. Earlier this month, vandals spray-painted a large grey swastika over the rainbow flag on MCC’s street-facing sign. The vandals returned to the Merthyr Road Uniting Church building over the weekend to deface …

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Cardinal George Pell convicted

Australia’s most senior Catholic George Pell has been found guilty and is facing prison time for sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s. Pell has been found guilty of orally raping one child and molesting another while he was Archbishop of Melbourne, ABC News reported. Pell’s victims were two 13-year-old boys who attended the prestigious …

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Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself as a publicity stunt to boost his own career, according to Chicago police. The openly gay Empire actor was arrested on Thursday after he was charged with filing a false police report about the attack he claimed to have suffered on January 29. He told …

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Jussie Smollett

Actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report and disorderly conduct after he claimed he suffered a homophobic and racist assault in Chicago last month. “Felony criminal charges have been approved by [Cook County State Attorney’s Office] against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report,” Chicago Police …

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