NSW Police Officer Charged With Rape Following Incident At Music Festival

A police officer has been charged with sexual assault following an incident at a music festival in New South Wales.

The 27-year-old senior constable was formally charged after extensive inquiries were completed, with officials in Dubbo formally charging him with one count of sexual intercourse without consent, and one count of assault with an act of indecency.

The alleged incident took place in the early hours of January 22nd, and was reported to police three days later on January 25th.

The constable, who was off-duty at the time, is said to have attended the Tamworth Country Music Festival on January 21st. At around 3am that night/ the following morning, the 27-year-old man allegedly went to a home in Tamworth where the two assaults are said to have occurred.

NSW Police would only confirm that the officer was from the Western policing region, which spans from the Queensland border to the South Australian border in New South Wales’ west. They would not confirm specifically where the officer was stationed at the time.

Police executed a search warrant and subsequently arrested the unidentified man at a property in Canobolas Shire in central NSW.

He was transported to Dubbo Police Station where officials formally charged the man. He was granted conditional bail, and is now scheduled to appear at Dubbo Local Court on April 18th.

The officer has been suspended from duty while the case remains open.