Sentence delayed for rape charge
SENTENCE is expected to be passed on a man accused of attempted rape in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on March 23.
Harley Desmond Hasson is currently behind bars at Rockhampton’s Capricornia Correctional Centre. He appeared in court on Monday via a video link.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist questioned why the charge would not be committed to a higher court.
Police prosecutor Elizabeth Smith said she had looked at some comparative cases and would be proceeding summarily.
Duty lawyer Sherrie Meade said she expected the matter to “take a certain course” and asked for an adjournment for the provision of mitigating material ahead of sentencing.
Hasson will appear on March 23, again via a video link.