Robert Doyle wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle.© Penny Stephens
Former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle.

Recent allegations of historic sexual harassment have been made towards disgraced former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle by a former feminine scholar of his at an elite Victorian faculty.

The lady, a former scholar at Geelong School, will request additional police motion on her allegation that Mr Doyle, then a trainer on the college, made undesirable sexual advances towards her as a 15-year-old.

The lady made her unique assertion to police in September, alleging that the assault occurred in 1978.

“While I used to be a scholar on the Geelong School, the ex-Melbourne mayor, Robert Doyle, sexually assaulted me,” the signed police assertion stated.

“The assault occurred after I was in Robert Doyle’s automobile as a entrance seat passenger on the way in which to after-school sports activities.

“He touched my leg a number of instances and tried to make out that his hand had slipped off the gear stick, on to my leg. Robert Doyle was a trainer on the college when he assaulted me.”

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a person with collar shirt: Former councillor Tessa Sullivan.© Jason South
Former councillor Tessa Sullivan.

The lady stated that after “cautious consideration” she didn’t want to proceed with the matter on the time.

“The incident occurred a very long time in the past and I consider that the matter can be very tough to show as there was solely him and I within the automobile collectively when the incident occurred,” she stated within the September assertion.

It has been reported that the lady has had a change of coronary heart and police will now launch a contemporary probe into these allegations. The Age has requested the police to substantiate whether or not a contemporary investigation shall be launched, however is but to obtain a response.

a person with collar shirt: Kharla Williams has also accused the former lord mayor of sexual harassment.© Josh Robenstone
Kharla Williams has additionally accused the previous lord mayor of sexual harassment.

Two ladies have already made statements about Mr Doyle to a detective who’s investigating the case for Victoria Police. One other lady is anticipated to make a press release to police this week, and doubtlessly one other two will make a proper statements subsequent week.

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The ladies who has alleged sexual harassment embody fellow former Melbourne Metropolis councillors Tessa Sullivan and Cathy Oke.

One other lady who has accused Mr Doyle of sexual assault begged Melbourne Metropolis Council on Wednesday night to let her learn a duplicate of the investigation into her allegations.

Kharla Williams, an actual property marketer, alleged Mr Doyle touched her internal thigh throughout a Melbourne Well being dinner in 2016.

“That is to my psychological state and is a proper … I used to be sexually assaulted by the previous lord mayor, I’m a sufferer of sexual assault and have a proper to learn the report,” Ms Williams stated.

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“I need to get on with my life, I need my household to get on with our lives. I need to do that for my life, my employment, my husband’s employment. I need to learn the report.”

Melbourne Metropolis Council CEO Justin Hanney stated that he acknowledged Ms Williams’ considerations, however stated no info can be launched till police concluded their investigation in order to not impede potential felony fees.

Mr Hanney added that he would advise lord mayor Sally Capp to carry a particular council assembly as soon as the police investigation was accomplished.

Mr Doyle resigned as lord mayor in February 2018, days after he was handed the important thing findings of a council investigation into sexual harassment claims towards him.

Mr Doyle has denied all allegations.

Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyondblue on 1800 22 4636, or Children Helpline on 1800 55 1800.  Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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