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Defence Force Academy cadet committed to stand trial for rape of fellow student.

By Jana Black

An Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) cadet charged with raping a fellow student after a night out drinking has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Jack Toby Mitchell, 19, was arrested in early June for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old female cadet in May after partying at a Canberra nightclub.

He was charged with sexual intercourse without consent, and has pleaded not guilty.

A court previously heard Mitchell and his alleged victim caught a taxi back to ADFA with a third cadet.

The two went to Mitchell’s room, where the alleged assault took place while the woman was sleeping.

Today, he was committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Mitchell has been on strict bail since his arrest, which the court continued.

His bail conditions include that he stays at least 100 metres away from the woman and does not attempt to contact her.

Mitchell will return to court next week.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.

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