UPDATE: Derryn Hinch to face jail, after refusing to pay fine.
Outspoken and controversial broadcaster Derryn Hinch has decided to face 50 days in jail, rather than pay a $100,000 fine for breaching a suppression order during the Jill Meagher case.
Hinch had until 4pm today to pay the fine, but decided instead to face prison – on principle.
He told the Herald Sun, “While I believe it’s the biggest personal fine ever, my decision is not about the money at all … I couldn’t care less about that. It’s the principle of the matter.”
In the 80s Hinch served 12 days jail for naming priest Michael Glennon, while he was awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges.
“For anyone going inside, it’s scary. Twelve days was scary. Fifty is going to be tough,” he told the Herald Sun.
It is likely Hinch will spend his 70th birthday in prison.
1. Gang Rape
A 51-year old Danish tourist has been gang raped in India after becoming lost near the main backpacker area of New Delhi.
Up to six “youngsters” dragged her to a secluded part of a garden near the New Delhi railway station where they robbed and assaulted her at knife-point, police said.
2. Judge’s rape comments
A Judge in Sweden is facing worldwide scrutiny after writing an opinion piece defending a verdict he gave in a rape trial.
Swedish Judge Ralf G. Larsson acquitted a man accused of rape, he explained his rational saying it couldn’t have been rape unless the accused rapist thought it was rape.
During the trial it was reported that the 27-year-old accused rapist told police that his female companion enjoyed rough sex. The woman screamed so much that she lost her voice.
The man told investigating officers that “I recognised the way she said no as part of the sex; I recognised it from other girls.”
The judge argued in his Op-Ed, “If the thought had not occurred to him, that she did not want to have sex with him, then he didn’t have any intention to do what he did.”
3. Young businesswoman dies
A family has spoken of their anguish at being given 15 minutes to decide whether to save the life of businesswoman Casey Kinnaird after she was hit by a car whilst training for a triathlon on Saturday.