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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Scout master's abuse victim urges others to come forward

Christopher Knaus It took Peter Farr 20 torturous years to finally confront the childhood memories of sexual abuse cruelly dancing beyond the bounds of his reality.

Fire chief accused ESA commissioner of bullying and then quit months later

Christopher Knaus Deep tensions within the ACT's emergency services leadership saw the territory's fire chief formally accuse his commissioner of bullying and harassment months before prematurely quitting the agency.

'Patriots' president locked up in NSW

Canberra man Aaron Raymond Dudeck, also known as Aaron Raymond Hudson, leaves ACT Magistrates Court after being granted bail.

Christopher Knaus The local president of a "patriots" group accused of racially abusing a man near an Islamic centre has been locked up on separate offences after NSW police raided his property.

Ice trafficker jailed after failing to deal with own habit

Christopher Knaus An ice trafficker caught after a covert phone-tap operation has been jailed after failing to deal with her own habit.

Rebels bikie sentenced for Charnwood drug deal

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Christopher Knaus A bikie convicted of drug dealing has been warned that he will probably become involved in more crime if he stays in the Rebels.

Jailed hit-and-run driver Justin Monfries dead

Justin Monfries killed Linda Cox when he hit her while running a red light in a stolen car.

Christopher Knaus The drunk driver who killed hospital worker Linda Cox in a horror hit and run outside Canberra Hospital has died while serving his time. 

Narrabundah man jailed for attack on pregnant fiancee

Christopher Knaus A man who kneed his pregnant fiancee in the stomach has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

Man cleared of setting fire to girlfriend's home loses release bid

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Christopher Knaus A man who was cleared last week of setting fire to his estranged girlfriend's Monash home has lost a bid for release.

Man masturbated in Reject Shop, interrupted by grandmother

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Christopher Knaus A man who masturbated in the back of a Reject Shop has been given a 10-month suspended sentence.

Last charges against wrongly accused prison guard dropped

Christopher Knaus The remaining assault charges against an ACT prison officer wrongly accused of raping his ex-girlfriend have been dropped.

Vulnerable illegal immigrants recruited to work on cannabis grow house, court hears

Police seized more than $2.5 million worth of cannabis plants when they raided Canberra houses in April.

Christopher Knaus Two vulnerable, poorly educated immigrants were recruited from Sydney to work on a sophisticated cannabis grow house in Canberra for free, a court has heard.

Canberra Raiders dismissal led to John Papalii's downfall, court hears

John Papalii, who is facing sentencing in the ACT Supreme Court

Christopher Knaus Court hears being cut from Canberra Raiders sparked young footballer into robbing two supermarkets.

Smelly, mischievous camels take over Civic streets

Sarah the Camel, with Topsy the Maltese shih tzu who spends a lot of time with the camels.

Christopher Knaus These smelly, mischievous mammals are taking to the streets of Canberra for Christmas again this year.

Third man charged ten years after violent Mawson Club robbery

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Christopher Knaus A third man has been charged over the violent robbery of an armoured Chubb van in broad daylight 10 years ago.

Abandoned rubbish mountain to cover contaminated Mr Fluffy waste

Christopher Knaus Two birds, one stone. Abandoned rubbish mountain to help bury Mr Fluffy asbestos waste, potentially saving millions.

Tenants who had loud, abusive fights on street win right to stay in home


Christopher Knaus Florey residents were left anxious and distressed by a couple's constant aggressive and loud fighting.

Spurned man denies he used gun for 'lover's revenge'

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Christopher Knaus A spurned Canberra man has denied he took a gun and hid in the apartment of his eHarmony match for "lover's revenge".

Parents of child barred from Blue Gum School lose court appeal

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Christopher Knaus The parents of a child who was barred from entering a private northside school have lost an appeal in their long-running court battle.

Prison drug ring accused plead not guilty

Christopher Knaus and Henry Belot Four alleged members of a drug ring that funnelled illicit substances and contraband into the ACT's jail have pleaded not guilty. 

Artist pleads not guilty to child sex offences allegedly linked to overseas Australian embassy

Charged: Vytas Bronius Kapociunas, 70, is accused of child sex offences.

Christopher Knaus An Australian artist accused of sexual offences has appeared in ACT Magistrates court.