Warning: This article contains information about sexual assault which may be distressing for some readers.
1. A Melbourne man is accused of raping four women he met on dating app Tinder.
A Melbourne triathlete accused of raping women he met on Tinder has been assaulted in jail, his lawyer says.
Despite his problems behind bars, 43-year-old Glenn Hartland will remain in custody after losing a bid for bail, AAP reports.
Hartland, of Moonee Ponds, is charged with multiple counts of rape and false imprisonment relating to four women he met between 2014 and 2016.
He was taken into custody in December after allegedly approaching a victim and yelling at her from a courier van he was driving.
Hartland, whose online presence says he is a triathlete, applied for release on Monday in Melbourne Magistrates Court.
Defence lawyer Karen Chibert said Hartland had no prior convictions and his first time in custody had proved difficult.
"He's been assaulted, threatened and kept in protective custody," she said.
Ms Chibert also noted Hartland had the support of his friends and a local church where he had volunteered.
But magistrate Roslyn Porter denied the application, saying Hartland was an unacceptable risk to the community.
In refusing bail, the magistrate cited the seriousness of the charges and the alleged encounter with a victim.