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Man accused of raping Brittany Higgins to stand trial

The man accused of raping former political staffer Brittany Higgins has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Bruce Lehrmann is facing one charge of sexual intercourse without consent over the alleged incident in the office of a government minister at Parliament House in March 2019. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

During a brief hearing in the ACT Magistrates Court, both the defence and prosecution teams agreed to waive the committal hearing, allowing the matter to proceed to trial.

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The 26-year-old accused wasn’t in court but did appear via phone link.

The matter will now move to the Supreme Court on November 18.

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