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Ned Middlehurst charged with rape after being accused of ‘stealthing’

Ned Middlehurst charged with rape after being accused of 'stealthing' 2

Promising young athlete is charged with ‘stealth’ rape after ‘he had sex with a woman without using a condom when he said he would’

  • Athlete Ned Middlehurst, 21, was charged with rape after ‘stealthing’ a woman 
  • Middlehurst accused of not wearing a condom during sex after he said he would
  • He represented Australia in sport climbing at Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics
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A sport climber who represented Australia in the Youth Olympics has been accused of ‘stealth’ rape.

Ned Middlehurst, 21, on Monday faced Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with raping a woman after allegedly having sex with her without a condom when he said he would use protection.

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He has also been charged with making a false or misleading misrepresentation after he allegedly removed a condom from its packaging but did not use it.

Ned Middlehurst, 21, on Monday faced Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with raping a woman after allegedly having sex with her without a condom when he said he would

Ned Middlehurst, 21, on Monday faced Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with raping a woman after allegedly having sex with her without a condom when he said he would

Middlehurst has also been charged with making a false or misleading misrepresentation after he allegedly removed a condom from its packaging but did not use it

Middlehurst has also been charged with making a false or misleading misrepresentation after he allegedly removed a condom from its packaging but did not use it

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‘The charge of rape is obviously incredibly serious,’ Middlehurst’s lawyer Sam Norton told the court.

‘Of any view (the woman) consented to sexual penetration – the issue from the Crown’s perspective is that she didn’t consent to sexual penetration without a condom.’

Middlehurst represented Australia in sport climbing at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.

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He is expected to face court again on April 27.

Middlehurst is a sport climber who represented Australia at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires

Middlehurst is a sport climber who represented Australia at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires

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