A 30-year-old male nurse in Brisbane is facing 135 different charges, after allegedly filming himself raping 21 different women that he had drugged and stupefied unlawfully, after allegedly using social media apps to lure them.
He has been charged with 46 counts of alleged rape and sexual assault, 38 counts of creating recordings that breach privacy, 14 counts of stupefying victims, seven counts of unlawful possession of drugs and also other instances of alleged stalking, computer hacking, impersonation and unlawful image distribution.
The court has heard that the man used apps such as Snapchat and Tinder to lure women.
The alleged offences occurred between 2016-2020.
In August, the man was charged with 10 separate offences in a Brisbane Court, which have since been drastically increased after police launched an appeal in pursuit of more information. After his initial court dates, his official registration as a medical practitioner was removed by the Health Ombudsman.
In the initial court hearings, it was found that the sedative drugs used on victims came from the Queensland hospital in which the man was working at the time.
“It’s also alleged he subsequently administered substances and filmed himself engaged in non-consensual sexual
acts with his victims,” Detective Inspector Glen Farmer said.
“Detectives are continuing work to identify a number of women who they believe may also be victims of
this man’s alleged predatory behaviour.”
Police say that during a search of the man’s apartment, illicit drugs, several mobile phones containing illegal film and recording equipment was found.
The male nurse is expected to face the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, and was denied bail in his first appearance.
“It would seem… he has knowledge and training with those drugs said to be the administered stupefying drugs,” Magistrate Anthony Gett said in August.
Help is available.
If you require immediate assistance, please call 000.
If you’d like to speak to someone about image-based abuse or sexual violence, please call the 1800 Respect hotline on 1800 737 732 or chat online.
Under 25? You can reach Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800 or chat online.
Recording, sharing, or threatening to share an intimate image or video without consent is a criminal offence across much of Australia.
If you’d like to report image or video-based abuse to police or get help removing an intimate image from social media, reach out to the Australian eSafety Commissioner here.