Category Archives: Clinical forensic medicine

Queensland cases of serious ADULT sexual assault, violent assault, forensic medicine, forensic evidence, medical evidence – particularly in cases where the victime is still alive.
Includes issues relating to rape kits, SAK (sexual assault kits), genital injuries during assault.
Includes deaths in custody, drugs in custodial context particularly watchhouse environments.
Includes transmission of Hepatitis/HIV/AIDS via skin injuries, spitting etc.
Includes toxicology analysis in suspicious death and driving matters.
Includes examination and treatment of police detainees.
Includes examination and investigation of health care related deaths.

Townsville police arrest armed man after wild chase throughout city

Townsville Bulletin CHRISTIE ANDERSON August 28, 2014

POLICE were forced to pull a gun on a man wanted for assault after he allegedly threatened them with a fish filleting knife he was hiding down his pants.
The 31-year-old man was spotted by police on Flinders Street West about 8.30am but took off when police approached.

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Man accused of raping other man who retaliated by biting his penis wins right to delay medical examination

The Courier Mail Brooke Baskin August 27, 2014

A CHERMSIDE man accused of raping a love-interest who retaliated by biting him on the penis won a rare reprieve from the court after objecting to a police request for a medical examination to verify his injury.
The 25-year-old, who cannot be identified, was granted bail in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday on two counts of rape that allegedly took place at his Chermside apartment in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Vicious rapist jailed 21 years after brutal rape in Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast Bulletin Leah Fineran  August 28, 2014

A VICIOUS rapist has finally been jailed after Gold Coast detectives used new DNA technology to solve a disturbing cold case after 21 years.
In 1993, George Da Costa, 25, stalked a 19-year-old girl he met at Cocktails and Dreams nightclub before punching her unconscious, raping her and leaving her for dead by the Chevron Island bridge.

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Townsville prisoner in intensive care after violent bashing

Townsville Bulletin CHRISTIE ANDERSON August 28, 2014

A TOWNSVILLE prisoner who was on remand for a white-collar crime was bashed by another inmate so severely that he may never fully ­recover.
The Townsville Bulletin understands the assault was committed by a maximum-security prisoner who was transferred to Townsville Correctional Centre from Maryborough and had a history of violent and unprovoked assaults.
The 27-year-old prisoner was reportedly so violently bashed he was unrecognisable and prison officers had to identify the man by a tattoo.

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Police arrest man wanted for questioning over Anthea Mari death

Brisbane Times August 27, 2014  Kristian Silva

Police have arrested a Gold Coast man wanted for questioning over the death of Brisbane mother Anthea Mari.

Detectives arrested Jacob Michael Smith about 10.30am on Wednesday in the Gold Coast suburb of Gaven. No charges have been laid.


Former Queensland police officer ‘tied woman up with electrical tape’ in sex assaults

9News 25 August 2014

A former Queensland police officer has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two women in their own homes including allegedly tying one up with electrical tape.

Legal team for man charged with torture and rape want to quiz woman tied up in shipping unit

Gold Coast Bulletin Leah Fineran 26 August 2014

Police found the woman gagged and bound to a trolley inside the storage unit on a secluded Tallai property in 2012.  The accused’s legal team has now questioned the credibility and reliability of the woman, and also claim there is no medical evidence to support the claim that she was raped using the metal implements.

A magistrate will determine the application on Thursday.

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