The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Telephone date rape trial delayed

The trial of a Sydney man accused of drugging a woman he met through a telephone dating service and raping her teenage daughter has again been delayed while the court considers his fitness to plead. Arthur Fairwell, 38, was due to stand trial in the NSW District Court over the May 2004 drugging of a 50-year-old woman and her daughter, and the rape and assault of the 13-year-old at Bradbury, in Sydney's south-west. He is yet to enter a plea to 13 charges. Fairwell's lawyer Greg Scragg today successfully applied to have the trial stood over while the court considers Fairwell's fitness to plead. Mr Scragg said Fairwell was a paranoid schizophrenic who suspected mass conspiracies against him. He tendered a report from psychiatrist Yolande Lucire which described the unemployed disability pensioner's "patchy amnesia".

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