News.com.au Kay Dibben March 05, 2015
A GREYHOUND trainer has been committed for trial in the District Court on charges of raping a girl, 10, and eight charges of indecently treating a child.
Richard William Fall, 44, a trainer from Churchable, north of Gatton in the Lockyer Valley, is alleged to have committed some of the offences at dog kennels.
The alleged offences, in 2014 and 2008, involve two girls, both of whom were under the age of 14 at the time.
It will be alleged the 10-year-old was raped while in Fall’s vehicle at night last year.
Fall first appeared in Gatton Magistrates Court in June last year and at Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday he was committed for trial.
When asked if Fall was still a registered greyhound trainer Racing Queensland said: “He has been suspended since last July, pending the outcome of criminal matters.”
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News.com.au March 05, 2015
A MAN has been charged with torture after a 12-year-old boy was found wandering along a road in southeast Queensland.
The 55-year-old man, from the Warwick area, is facing seven counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of torture.
Police said a member of the public spotted the boy wandering along a road on March 2, and took him to a police station.
He was moved to hospital after officers noticed “significant injuries” and bruising on the child.
A police spokeswoman confirmed the boy knew the man.
The matter was heard in court on March 3 and is expected to return tomorrow.
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Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Weymes March 04, 2015
THE family of a Surfside bus driver viciously assaulted after he was unable to give change for a $50 note are “furious” his attacker has escaped jail.
Robert Sutherland was driving a bus in Southport in March last year when Jean-Adelphe Lasm got on and started arguing when his Go-Card failed and he was unable to get change from $50.
Mr Sutherland, then 63, was punched repeatedly in the head before he was pulled off the bus and kicked in the head.
Lasm pleaded guilty in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday to serious assault on a person over 60.
Qld Police Media 4 March 2015
Police are investigating the sexual assault of a teenaged girl at Redcliffe that occurred on Wednesday February 18.
At about 3.40pm, the girl was walking along Knight Street near Monica Road when she was approached by a man before being sexually assaulted.
ABC News 4 March 2015
Three men have been charged with the abduction, rape and torture of another man in Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards said the man was initially picked up at a bus stop on McKinnon Drive around 10:30pm last Saturday.
He was then allegedly driven around and raped, assaulted, tortured and robbed before being dumped in Beerwah.
Qld Police media report
Courier Mail Brooke Baskin 3 March 2015
A JUDGE has labelled a man who shot a woman in the chest as a “loose cannon” before jailing him for six years for his reckless behaviour and a gangster attitude that put the community in danger.
Jonathon James Evans, 31, pleaded guilty to multiple offences including grievous bodily harm in the District Court at Brisbane on Tuesday following a crime spree that was sparked when he “negligently” fired a gun into the chest of a woman, fled the scene and was arrested days later at an inner-city pub with a pistol down his pants in December, 2013.
Townsville Bulletin Christie Anderson 28 February 2015
A MAN has had his throat cut during a violent altercation in Ingham overnight.