An 18-year-old Victorian schoolie has been accused of raping a woman in Surfers Paradise.
The alleged rapist was arrested on Wednesday and faced court yesterday (Thursday), where he was granted strict bail to return home to Victoria until the matter returns to court.
Newscorp reports the alleged victim – also an 18-year-old from interstate – made the complaint, telling police it happened on Tuesday night while they’d all been drinking at a unit with friends.
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Police will allege the woman was having consensual sex with another man, before the alleged rapist came into the room and assaulted her.
It will also be alleged that he filmed the victim without her consent.
The man has been charged with rape and observations or recordings in breach of privacy.
In court yesterday he was granted strict bail, and is required to report to police, not contact the alleged victim or witnesses and not enter the Gold Coast unless related to the case – particularly the schoolies precinct.
The case will return to court on February 6.