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.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Yachtsman charged with rape

A MAN accused of luring women to a yacht where he drugged and raped them has been extradited from South Australia to face court in Queensland. Police said they received complaints from several women who had answered newspaper advertisements between 1987 and 2000 seeking a nanny for an extended sea voyage aboard a yacht moored at a marina in Southport on the Gold Coast. Detective Superintendent Ross Barnett said the women had reported becoming disoriented after being given drinks by the man who owned the yacht. "A further complaint was received with similar circumstances on the Sunshine Coast in 1987," Det Supt Barnett said today. The man allegedly left the Gold Coast amid publicity surrounding his alleged activities and avoided detection until Monday this week when he was arrested on board a yacht in Port Lincoln, in South Australia, after Queensland police issued three arrest warrants for rape.

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