Today the trial for Clinton Rickards, Bradley Shipton and Robert Schollum began. They are all police officers (Clint Rickards is now an Assistant Police Commissioner) at the time they raped Louise Nicholas.
Until now the charges they faced had been suppressed:
The three men face a total of 20 charges relating to a period between 1985 and 1986 when the complainant was 18-years-old.
They are accused of indecent assault, rape and unlawful sexual connection and the charges include two counts of indecent assault using a baton.
I expect I’ll be blogging a lot about the trial (and its media coverage), over the next three weeks or so.
Right now the only thing I can think to do is to link to Flea’s letter to her sons, and ask everyone to please read it, and work for a world where it’s not necessary.
Also posted at my blog.