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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Duntroon rape accused says 'absolutely no doubt' about consent

Royal Military College cadet Jonathan David Hibbert leaves the ACT Supreme Court on Monday.

Christopher Knaus Duntroon cadet on trial for rape denies choking, pinning down woman when she asked him to stop.

Project manager cleared in Kenoss electrocution death case

Munir al-Hasani, former project manager at Kenoss Contractors, outside court earlier this year.

Christopher Knaus Serious safety failings contributed to electrocution death of truck driver, court finds in keenly-watched industrial case.

Duntroon cadet reluctant to accuse 'well-liked' leader of rape, mother says

Royal Military College cadet Jonathan David Hibbert leaves the ACT Supreme Court on Monday.

Christopher Knaus Mother says her daughter was emotional mess and reluctant to publicly accuse a well-liked morale leader.

Duntroon Anzac Day rape trial begins

Jonathon Hibbert, 26, has gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court for the alleged rape of a fellow Duntroon cadet on ANZAC Day.

Christopher Knaus Sex between Duntroon cadets was consensual at first, but then man allegedly said he 'wasn't finished'.

Former Canberra Raiders junior John Papalii gets five-year suspended jail sentence

'Fundamentally affected' by sacking: John Papalii.

Christopher Knaus Sacked Canberra Raiders junior John Papalii avoids further jail time, but faces a 'risky time' in his life.

Surgeon who cut away child's hip bone displayed 'unsatisfactory professional performance'

Christopher Knaus Surgeon who removed 13-year-old girl's hip bone, destroying her joint and requiring a hip replacement, found to be 'unsatisfactory'.

Bus interchange stabber Miroslav Jovanovic loses appeal

Miroslav Jovanovic's attempt to overturn his conviction for a stabbing attack in a bus interchange has failed.

Christopher Knaus Man responsible for near-fatal interchange stabbing attack fails to use new photo of lacerated hand to overturn conviction.

David Eastman's stay application vacated, significant delays expected

David Harold Eastman when he was arrested in 1992.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman's barrister diagnosed with serious illness, forcing major delays to an application to prevent his murder retrial.

Man pleads not guilty to alleged family day care abuse


Christopher Knaus Man pleads not guilty to charges relating to alleged sexual abuse at family day care in Curtin.

Pair plead guilty before drug debt abduction trial


Christopher Knaus Pair plead guilty to offences stemming from violent drug debt abduction.

Charges withdrawn against bakery for stale bread accident

Scales of justice.

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against a commercial bakery whose customer was hit by a prime mover while picking up stale bread.

Jewellery thief's tale of inside job 'utterly implausible'

Christopher Knaus Jewellery thief said he'd been hired in a $500 inside job by an ailing business. A judge rubbished that claim as "utterly implausible".

New disability legal centre aims to curb imprisonment, child removal rates

Christopher Knaus New disability legal centre aiming to curb high rates of imprisonment and child removal launched in Canberra.

John Papalii says he's worked to become 'better person' after robberies

John Papalii, left, with his brother Josh Papalii, right, in 2012.

Christopher Knaus The dashing of John Papalii's NRL hopes sparked a downward spiral that ended in three "fairly pathetic" robberies.

'I've killed people. They're dead': Bega Court arsonist found to be mentally impaired

Christopher Knaus A distressed Bega Court resident told her neighbour "I'm going to burn the block down". Her unit exploded the next day, sending glass and debris showering down on the busy street below.

Police investigating Civic incident involving off-duty cops

Mooseheads management confirm City Beats police were called to the incident 'as a courtesy'.

Christopher Knaus Police are investigating a late-night incident involving off-duty officers at a Civic nightspot last week.

Sexual deviant who tried to grope woman under skirt sentenced

Marcin Kaczmarek, 36, was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment on Tuesday.

Christopher Knaus Offender diagnosed with condition in which he obtained intense sexual gratification from touching women without consent.

A prison escapee and child rapist has been shifted to Canberra for a further trial


Christopher Knaus A notorious prison escapee has been moved to jail in the ACT so he can face prosecution for an alleged rape in Canberra five years ago.

Temporary Symonston jail almost half-full

Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury.

Christopher Knaus The temporary Symonston jail is almost half-full, but the government is not concerned it will face overcrowding pressures of its own.

ACT ambulance coffers drained by nearly $1.66 million in unpaid fees

The ACT Ambulance Service was forced to write-off nearly $1.66 milllion in unpaid fees last financial year.

Christopher Knaus Patients who failed to pay their ambulance bills cost the service more than $1.5 million last financial year alone.