Pisasale charged with sexual assault, committed to stand trial for perjury

Pisasale charged with sexual assault, committed to stand trial for perjury

Updated

September 16, 2019 11:17:36

It can now be revealed disgraced former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale is facing two charges of sexual assault. 

The charges can be disclosed after the 68-year-old consented to being committed to stand trial in the District Count over the alleged offences at Ipswich in December 2016.

Pisasale has also been committed to stand trial on a charge of perjury.

A committal hearing is underway at the Brisbane Magistrates Court relating to a raft of charges including official corruption and fraud.

Pisasale’s lawyer told the court his client accepted there was a “prima facie” case concerning the perjury charge and consented to it being sent to trial in the District Court.

When asked if he wished to say anything in response, the 68-year-old replied, “No thank you, your honour”.

The hearing in relation to the other charges continues.

More to come.

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September 16, 2019 10:54:24

 

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