A NSW Labor MP has alleged in state parliament that a current government MP raped a sex worker in the Blue Mountains.
Trish Doyle used parliamentary privilege on Wednesday afternoon to allege the unnamed MP raped the sex worker, who did not consent to penetrative sex.
The Blue Mountains MP said this happened about 18 months ago.
“It is all the worse that this man who raped her is a government member of this chamber … his power and privileged position as a civic leader make that fear, anger and hurt all the worse,” Ms Doyle told the NSW lower house.
NSW Police said they were aware of the allegation.
“Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad are investigating allegations of sexual violence against a woman in the Blue Mountains in September 2019,” NSW Police said in a statement.
“The matter was reported and referred to the squad in late September 2020 and has been under investigation since.”
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.
If you are in NSW and would like to make contact with a counsellor, or any other form of support, call the Victims Access Line on 1800 633 063 or Rape Crisis on 1800 424 017. A trained counsellor can discuss your needs and refer you to someone who can help.