BREAKING: Man to be charged over Brittany Higgins rape allegation

A man is set to be charged over the rape of Brittany Higgins in Parliament House back in 2019.

Ms Higgins, who made international headlines this year for going public with the allegation, alleges she was sexually assaulted two years ago, and that her report of the crime at the time was not taken seriously.

Police have now confirmed that a 26-year-old man has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court over the allegation.


He’s expected to face a charge of sexual intercourse without consent, which carries a maximum penalty of 12 years imprisonment.

Officers served the man’s legal representatives with the summons today, more than two years since the specialist team dedicated to investigating sexual assaults in the ACT first received the report.

“The investigation remained open and in February 2021 a formal complaint was made,” a statement released this afternoon reads.

“Detectives have since spoken to a number of witnesses and collected evidence as part of the investigation.”