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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Date set for Clark civil rape trial

The civil trial of former ATSIC chairman Geoff Clark, involving a rape allegation, will begin next January. Carol Stingel, 51, alleges she was gang-raped twice by a group led by Mr Clark in April 1971 when she was 16 years old. The former head of the now-defunct Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) has denied the allegations. But Ms Stingel is suing him for damages over a delayed onset of post-traumatic stress disorder she says was brought on by the alleged assaults. In the Victorian County Court on Tuesday, lawyers for Clark asked for the matter to go to a case conference in an effort to resolve the issues before the trial by jury. By Judge Marilyn Harbison said Clark and Ms Stingel had already had plenty of time to settle the case.

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