Mackay police officers accused of rape given adjournment
THE matters involving two police officers accused of rape have been given a lengthy adjournment so their legal teams can go through the considerable brief of evidence.
The officers, one who has since resigned, are each charged with five counts of rape, one count of assault with intent to commit rape and one count of deprivation of liberty.
The other officer has been suspended without pay.
The solicitors representing the men both said it was likely applications would be made in the Magistrates Court however time was needed to go through all the material.
Neither man was required to be present in court when the matters were briefly heard this morning and their next appearance was also excused.
The matters were adjourned to August 28 for commital mention.
ANONYMOUS MARCH TO MACKAY COURTHOUSE
ABOUT 60 people gathered outside the Mackay Courthouse this morning, silently protesting against two police office released on bail after allegedly raping a woman.
The men appeared in court this morning as the group stood outside, brandishing signs and masks.
Event organizer Jayson Maskell-Drew said the protestors silence was more powerful than a loud rally and he was glad with the turnout.