Operation Whiskey Midfields: Alleged sexual assault investigation, Brisbane and Gold Coast

Detectives from the Crime and Intelligence Command Sexual Crime Unit have charged a 34-year-old Logan man with a further 34 offences following extensive investigations under Operation Whiskey Midfields.

It will be alleged the man utilised a number of dating applications and social media platforms to connect with women in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas between 2019 and 2023, before alleged committing offences against nine women.

Operation Whiskey Midfields was established in December 2023, following a report received by police.

Following initial investigations, a search warrant was executed at a Logan address in March 2024, where a number of devices were seized for analysis.

A 34-year-old local man was charged with 18 sexual assault and domestic violence related offences in March and April.

Following further analysis and investigation, the man has today been charged with a further 34 offences including 24 counts of distributing intimate images, three counts of rape and one count each of attempt to commit rape, choking in a domestic setting, recordings in beach of privacy, unlawful stalking and contravene domestic violence order.

He is expected to appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 27.

Detective Senior Constable Katherine McDonald from the Sexual Crime Unit said investigators believe there are further victim-survivors in the community who may be able to assist with the investigation.

“We have uncovered multiple intimate images and videos where the identity of the person depicted is unknown and we are urging anyone who had contact with this man to come forward to police,” Detective Senior Constable McDonald said.

“We understand there are many reactions to experiencing sexual violence and deciding to make a report is a personal decision which can be difficult and confronting.

“If you have experienced sexual violence, you are not alone and it is not your fault.

“We urge anyone who has information which can assist this investigation to come forward and contact police.”

The Queensland Police Service is committed to providing a timely and professional response to supporting victim-survivors of sexual violence and other trauma. A variety of reporting options are available aimed at increasing accessibility and options to support people in coming forward.

Alternative Reporting Options (ARO) provide victim survivors with an online alternative for reporting sexual assault. ARO gives the victim survivor the opportunity to provide police with the circumstances of their assault, with the option of remaining anonymous.

Earlier media release: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2024/03/01/sexual-offences-charges-logan/

If you’ve experienced sexual assault, it is not your fault and you are not alone. There are multiple ways to report what has happened to you depending on your situation.

If there’s an immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000). You can also report online via: https://forms.police.qld.gov.au/launch/SexualAssault, over the phone or face to face at a police station.

There are also Alternative Reporting Options available depending on your situation.

For confidential information, counselling and support, call the State-wide Sexual Assault Helpline on 1800 010 120 or 1800 RESPECT for 24-hour help.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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