Thursday, October 2, 2014

Woman who accuses Opposition Leader Bill Shorten of rape says police failed her

Bill Shorten. Picture: Eugene Hyland
Bill Shorten. Picture: Eugene Hyland Source: NewsComAu
 
A WOMAN who claims she was raped by federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has accused Victoria Police of failing to investigate properly because of his position of power. 

Earlier this year, authorities decided not to press charges against Mr Shorten because prosecutors felt that “there was no reasonable prospect of conviction”.

The woman, Kathy, asked that her surname not be published, but agreed to be photographed.

Interviewed by the Herald Sun in Queensland, she said the trauma of what she says happened to her had been exacerbated by what she sees as an inadequate police investigation.

WATCH the full VIDEO in the Herald Sun's EXCLUSIVE interview.

“I had three main witnesses ... I gave them the phone number of one, her maiden and married names, told them she lived in Melbourne.

“The police told me they couldn’t find her,” Kathy said.

“But they went to all of Bill’s friends,’’ she said.

Mr Shorten’s press secretary Ryan Liddell last night referred to Mr Shorten’s statement in August: “The claim has now been thoroughly and rigorously investigated by police, as is entirely proper.’’

Kathy, who claims she was raped by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Kathy, who claims she was raped by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Source: News Corp Australia

news.com.au 2 Oct 2014

Surely police do not fail victims, not a least in this  'lucky country'?

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