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.

Jury to decide if former sportsman is guilty of rape

Queensland Times Adam Davies 17 April 2014

A FORMER Rockhampton sportsman faces an anxious wait with a jury expected to begin deliberations today  to determine whether he his guilty of raping a woman in the front seat of his car.

The man, who cannot be identified in order to protect the identity of his alleged victim, has pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane District Court to rape, deprivation of liberty and assault with the intent to rape.

Detective Senior Constable Tim Everett told the court DNA samples were taken from both the man and the woman and were sent to the Queensland Health forensics unit for analysis.

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The husband of murdered woman Joan Ryther lends support to sexual assault hospital SAFE room

Quest Newspapers Heidi Braithwaite 17 April 2014

Spearheading the establishment of the room, clinical nurse Kym Bidgood said the DNA decontaminated space was protected and provided a way for medical staff to improve the journey for sexual assault survivors who presented at the Emergency Department while also helping with the preservation of forensic evidence for police.

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Appeal falls flat for HIV acrobat

Gold Coast Bulletin Tony Keim 16 April 2014

QUEENSLAND’S highest court has rejected an appeal by a circus acrobat who was convicted and jailed for knowingly infecting his girlfriend with the HIV through unprotected sex.

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Woman, 58, left with head and arm injuries after random attack in Toowoomba public toilet

Courier Mail Sarah Orr 16 April 2014

A WOMAN was struck in a random attack at a public toilet in Toowoomba yesterday.  Police are searching for a man after an incident at a cubical on Mcgregor Street at 2:10pm.  A man approached the 58-year-old woman who had gone to the toilet block and hit her on the back of the head.  The woman screamed and fought back. The man fled.  She was treated for head and arm injuries.  The man is described as approximately 170cm tall, skinny and wearing black clothing.

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Doctors delay vote on unseen contracts

Brisbane Times Amy Remeikis 16 April 2014

The state’s senior medicos have so little trust in the government, doctors have refused to vote on whether they will even consider the new contracts, without seeing them first.

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Union still worried about Qld Government’s doctors’ contracts amendments

Police officer taken to hospital after he was assaulted following high-speed pursuit

Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Weymes 15 April 2014

A HIGHWAY patrol officer was allegedly assaulted early this morning following a high-speed chase with a vehicle at Banora Point.

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Jump in teachers charged with serious offences

Brisbane Times Cameron Atfield 16 April 2014

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of Queensland teachers being charged with serious criminal offences, including child sex crimes, new figures show.

Weird noises from heroin overdose room

Gold Coast Bulletin Leah Fineran 15 April 2014

A GOLD Coast motel manager inquired after the health of a guest, Tyler James Smith, 20, the night he died of a heroin overdose in 2008, only to be told he had had too much to drink.

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Qld man on seven attempted murder charges

Sydney Morning Herald AAP 14 April 2014

Denis Ian Harris, 53,  is expected to undergo psychiatric testing after allegedly ploughing his prime-mover into a house, and setting it on fire.  Seven people were inside the Oakhurst home, on the outskirts of Maryborough, when it was torched in the March attack, police say.

Because of the severity of Harris’ injuries, police are yet to take photos, fingerprints or do DNA testing.

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Glenn Matthew Cable, 42, jailed after found guilty of attempted murder and jailed for 15 years

Courier Mail Brooke Baskin 14 April 2014

Glenn Matthew Cable, 42, was jailed in the Supreme Court in Brisbane for 15 years for the unspeakable violence he inflicted on a 36-year-old woman when he stormed into her home at Carseldine, north of Brisbane, after she broke up with him on September 25, 2012.

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