ANU Student Charged With Assault of Second Woman

CW: This article contains express mention of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
ACT Supreme Court

ANU student Alexander Matters has been charged with a second count of sexual assault, allegedly assaulting a second woman. He appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning. Matters has been formally charged with two additional acts – one count of sexual intercourse without consent and one count of committing an act of indecency without consent. 

ACT Police announced that the second person “contacted ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations … to report an alleged sexual assault by the same man” after Matter’s initial hearing. 

Matters pleaded not guilty to all four charges, and will return to court on November 23.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the content of this piece, please contact one of the support services below:

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, Crisis Line

(02) 6247 2525

ANU Counselling

(02) 6125 2442

1800 RESPECT

1800 737 732

ANU Women’s Department

sa.womens@anu.edu.au

ANU Queer* Department

sa.queer@anu.edu.au

ANU Respectful Relationships Unit

respect@anu.edu.au