TWO Australian Navy sailors have been found not guilty of raping a male colleague with a rubber chicken.
The AAP reports able seamen Jonathan Walter and Mitchell Summers were found innocent of all charges relating to the alleged assault and rape of a male sailor aboard HMAS Newcastle in 2011.
The victim told the court he was allegedly smeared with Deep Heat and Vegemite before being raped with a rubber chicken.
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Two others, Rohan Angre and Michael Thompson, reportedly admitted to hog-tying and indecently assaulting the sailor, pleading guilty to multiple charges of forcible confinement and indecent assault. They’re now awaiting punishment.
All four were acquitted of the most serious charge, involving allegations of sexual intercourse without consent.
Meanwhile, further allegations of other misbehvaiour have since surfaced relating to incidents on HMAS Melbourne in 2009 and two Navy members have been charged.
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