Re­trial on rape claim

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A MAN ac­cused of rap­ing a woman he met on a dat­ing web­site will have to un­dergo another trial af­ter a jury failed to reach a ver­dict. Aaron David Clarke stands ac­cused of rap­ing a woman at his Kir­wan home on Oc­to­ber 25, 2014, af­ter meet­ing her on dat­ing web­site Plenty of Fish. The pair had ar­ranged to meet for ca­sual sex and had con­sen­sual in­ter­course be­fore the al­leged rape oc­curred. The jury couldn’t come to a unan­i­mous ver­dict yesterday, fol­low­ing more than six hours of de­lib­er­a­tion. The jury was dis­charged and another trial is now ex­pected to be sched­uled.

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