Australian Police Investigating Complaint of Sexual Assault of Commonwealth Games Athlete

By Reuters

GOLD COAST, Australia—Queensland police have said they are investigating allegations that an athlete at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was sexually assaulted.

Mauritius media reported that one of their athletes had been assaulted by an official from the nation’s delegation to the April 4-15 Games.

The Mauritius Athletic Association was unable to provide immediate comment.

“We’re aware that there are allegations of sexual assault by one of the members of the Commonwealth teams,” Queensland police commissioner Ian Stewart said on Wednesday.

Queensland Police Service (QPS) said in a statement it had, “received a complaint in relation to allegations of an assault involving an international Commonwealth Games delegate.

“Police are investigating the matter. As this is an ongoing investigation it is inappropriate to provide further comment at this stage.”

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said it was aware of the allegations.

“However, there has been no reporting to the CGF through the established village processes,” the federation said in a statement published by British media.

By Ian Ransom

 
 
 

Pompeo Warns Countries Against Abandoning North Korea Sanctions

Pompeo Warns Countries Against Abandoning North Korea Sanctions
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today that while the United States is committed to maintaining sanctions on North ...
READ MORE >
 
US

9 of 17 Dead in Missouri Duck Boat Accident From Same Family: Officials

9 of 17 Dead in Missouri Duck Boat Accident From Same Family: Officials
The Missouri governor’s office announced that nine of the 17 people who died in a duck boat accident ...
READ MORE >
 

Congress Grills Social Media Companies

Congress Grills Social Media Companies
WASHINGTON— The U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on July 17 to take testimony from Facebook, YouTube, ...
READ MORE >
 

America’s Got a Talent Problem, but the Trump Administration Has a Plan to Fix It

America’s Got a Talent Problem, but the Trump Administration Has a Plan to Fix It
Businesses across the United States are suffering from a talent shortage, and the problem is growing. As of ...
READ MORE >