An employee of the Ministry of Defense raped women right in the parliament building
In the Australian parliament, four women have accused an employee of the Ministry of Defense of sexual crimes.
One of the women reported that she was sexually assaulted right in the parliament building, in the office of Defense Minister Linda Reynolds.
Secretary of Defense Linda Reynolds herself had to explain herself in the Senate. After a while, she stopped answering questions and left the hall in tears, and when it was time to speak to the press, she went on sick leave.
The number of charges against an employee of the Australian Ministry of Defense has increased to four. There was information that the statement last week added more statements from three women.
Information on the first charge of rape became known to the public last week. An employee of the press service of the Minister of Defense of Australia, Brittany Higgins, contacted the police with a statement.
Higgins claimed that in March 2019, she was raped by a man in the office of then-Defense Industry Minister Linda Reynolds. The incident occurred after drinking alcohol together.
After that, three more women accused the official of a similar crime. One of them is a former Liberal Party worker, the other is a female volunteer on the 2016 election campaign.
Another woman applied for the case in 2017. It took place in the Public Bar in Canberra, where representatives of the political elite like to gather. According to the woman, the man allowed himself unacceptable touching.