Please forward this error screen to 50. Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. An Australian Defence Force Academy cadet has been acquitted of raping rsvp gay cruise 2016 Canberra university student.
However, Sebastian Crago Ellis, 22, is still on trial on charges of committing an act of indecency and unlawful assault. An ACT Supreme Court jury on Friday handed down verdicts of not guilty to charges of committing an act of indecency without consent, two counts of attempted rape, and sexual intercourse without consent. Mr Ellis has this week been on trial before Justice John Burns for six alleged sexual offences. The court has heard that Mr Ellis and the student met in 2016 and the two struck up a friendship that became more than platonic. On June 25, 2016, Mr Ellis is alleged to have tried to grope her genitals after they kissed while dancing together at a Canberra nightclub. Mr Ellis was acquitted of that charge.
In the weeks afterwards, they continued to talk on social media and one evening he brought food to her at home, where she gave Mr Ellis a massage. On July 24, the pair ran into each other again at Mooseheads, where they kissed, and about 3am, they caught a taxi to ADFA. The woman alleges she made it clear the two would not have sex. She said they kissed and started consensual sexual activity, and that she gave him oral sex. It was alleged Mr Ellis then raped and attempted to rape the woman. On Friday, the jury also found him not guilty to those charges.
However, jurors have not returned a verdict on allegations relating to events after the alleged rape. It is alleged that the woman had rolled over to go to sleep, when Mr Ellis said: “I’m not done. It’s alleged Mr Ellis sat on top of the woman and ejaculated onto her chest while she tried to wriggle out from underneath him. On Friday, the prosecution closed its case and the defence sought a Prasad direction, which requires the judge to inform the jury that they are entitled to find the defendant not guilty on the charges. After a brief adjournment, the jury returned to court in the afternoon and announced not guilty verdicts on three counts, including attempting to touch the woman’s genitals in the nightclub and attempting to put his penis in her vagina and anus.
Jurors requested to watch a 90 minute police interview before making any further decisions. The jury commenced viewing the footage on Friday afternoon and then returned to find Mr Ellis not guilty of a fourth count, a charge of sexual intercourse without consent. Justice Burns sent the jury home for the weekend. The trial on the two remaining charges will continue on Monday morning.
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We’ve found Canberra’s Meghan Markle – but where’s her Prince Harry? Does age difference really matter in relationships? Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. The Canberra Comedy Festival rolls into town again from March 19-25, with shows from a whole swag of funny people at Canberra Theatre Centre, The Street Theatre, Civic Pub and ANU. Here is our pick of what not to miss at this year’s comedy festival – cause there’s nothing funny about missing out on the good stuff.
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For an ‘I saw them before they were famous’ option, head to Look at me now Mum! If you’re heading along to one of this year’s big names, like Stephen K Amos, Arj Barker, Ross Noble, Dave Hughes, Nazeem Hussain or Joel Creasey, why not mix it up with someone you haven’t heard of before? Like the very funny Damien Power, three-times nominated for the Barry Award for top comedy act at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In Australia for the first time, the British production is an entirely serious Shakespeare play – in this case, Romeo and Juliet, but one of the actors is drunk, with a genuinely inebriated cast member chosen each night. The show has some of the top festival comedians, just none of the dirty bits. Or for the younger crowd, Josh Earl’s kid-friendly show My Family Is Weirder Than Your Family is on at the age-appropriate time of 1pm on March 24 and 25.
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