Man accused of raping Brittany Higgins committed to stand trial

The man accused of raping Brittany Higgins in a Federal Minister’s office two years ago has been committed to stand trial.

The 26-year-old has pleaded not guilty to one charge of sexual intercourse without consent over the alleged incident at Parliament House in March 2019.

He did not appear in the ACT Magistrates Court in person today, instead choosing to appear via phone link.


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During the brief hearing, both the defence and prosecution agreed to skip committal proceedings to go straight to trial.

The case is due in the ACT Supreme Court on November 18.