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Magistrate finds man guilty of sexual assault | The Courier



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A man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in her home in Western Victoria while her children were present. Daniel Anderson, 25, pleaded not guilty in April to three charges of sexual assault. Magistrate Ron Saines handed down his judgement at the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on Monday following the completion of the contested hearing. He said he found beyond reasonable doubt Anderson had touched the victim on the buttocks twice and on the breasts without consent in December 2018. The victim said in a victim impact statement she had been struggling since the incident and had become highly anxious around males. “He made me feel like my body was up for grabs, that he could do whatever he liked,” she…

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