A high-profile man in search of one other six months’ price of cellphone data from the girl he allegedly raped will know inside days if he has permission to see the information, a Queensland courtroom has mentioned.
The man was charged with two rapes in January over an alleged incident in Toowoomba, about 120 km west of Brisbane, in October 2021.
His identification stays protected beneath Queensland legislation, which prohibits the identification of these accused of sexual assault or rape till they stand trial.
A high-profile man in search of one other six months’ price of cellphone data from the girl he allegedly raped will know inside days if he has permission to see the information, a courtroom has mentioned.
A full forensic obtain of the complainant’s phone data had additionally been requested, however this has not but been agreed.
Lawyer Rowan King, who’s performing for the accused, had requested the complete knowledge obtain throughout a courtroom listening to in July.
The courtroom heard on the time that the alleged messages had been ‘six months prior to the date of the violation’.
A prosecutor informed the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Wednesday that her workplace had requested for additional explanations from Mr King.
She mentioned her workplace acquired Mr King’s response on August 3 and wanted extra time to reply.
“This request is still being processed by the bureau,” mentioned the general public prosecutor.
The courtroom was informed Mr King shall be notified of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) resolution ‘within a week’.
The case was adjourned to August 23 for additional listening to.
A forensic medical report (FMO) had beforehand been offered to Mr King upon request.
The courtroom was informed earlier in July that the request for alleged messages was ‘six months prior to the date of the offence’
Prosecutors will argue that the high-profile man and the alleged sufferer “were not known” to one another previous to the date of the alleged crime.
The suspect, who didn’t have to look in courtroom on Wednesday, had his bail continued.
Earlier this yr, a number of media organizations unsuccessfully utilized to the courtroom for permission to call the person within the proceedings.
That request stays with the courts.