Childrens singer Lockstitching, who was locked in court for a week after being accused of raping a young woman, is facing further legal troubles after a judge found she had lied to police about the rape.
Lockstitch was arrested in July after allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in a home in Ballarat, Queensland, on the Gold Coast.
He was released on bail in August after failing to appear in court.
Police in Ballarra say they found Lockstitched with a knife in the bedroom of a home, but he denied having sexually assaulted the young girl.
Lockstitches lawyer, Anthony Pacheco, says Locksticks lawyer failed to contact the police.
“She was never contacted by the police, the victim, her friends, the police,” he said.
Mr Pachecos lawyer says the young woman is still “fuming” after Lockstools arrest.””
I haven’t seen her since, I don’t know how long.”
Mr Pachecos lawyer says the young woman is still “fuming” after Lockstools arrest.
“The girl has been devastated, she’s upset, she is devastated,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“And the family is furious.”
Lockstitches lawyers say the young man is now facing a court date, where he is due to give evidence.
Mr Pachco says Locksts lawyer failed in his duty of care to the girl, saying it was a case of police taking advantage of her.
“It’s not the behaviour of a person who’s had a great deal of education, he’s not a well-rounded person,” he explained.
“This was a poor, stupid decision, and a very serious one, and it should have been taken seriously by the authorities.”
Mr Lockstices lawyer says he is appealing the decision.
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