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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Woman denies starting Kambah house fire that killed family's dog

Christopher Knaus A woman accused of starting a house fire that burnt her dog to death told police she couldn't bear thinking about the animal's last moments.

Police officer on trial for indecency: jury unable to reach a verdict

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Christopher Knaus A jury has been unable to reach a verdict on a police officer accused of indecently touching and taking an explicit photo of a young boy in his care.

Suspected drug trafficker refused bail over weapons, drugs haul


Christopher Knaus A suspected drug trafficker arrested after police bashed down the door of a Wanniassa home was found with a spear and a hunting knife in his car, a court has heard.

Nona challenge to sex charges hearing delay fails in High Court

Christopher Knaus ACT authorities breached the human rights of a leading indigenous artist by waiting more than 10 years to bring him to court on child sex charges, the High Court has been told.

David Eastman prosecutor at loss over missing defence documents

Christopher Knaus The man responsible for marshalling forensic evidence used against the accused killer of the ACT's police chief says prosecutors had ''nothing to hide'' from David Eastman's defence team.

David Eastman inquiry: former prosecutor 'shocked' evidence wasn't given to defence

David Harold Eastman being arrested at his home.

Christopher Knaus The man responsible for marshalling forensic evidence used against the accused killer of the ACT’s police chief says prosecutors had ‘‘nothing to hide’’ from David Eastman’s defence team.

High Court challenge over Canberra man's sex offence convictions

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man who sexually abused a teenage girl in front of her sister has taken the fight against his conviction and punishment to the highest court in the country.

Officer awaits fate on indecency charges

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Christopher Knaus An ACT policeman accused of molesting and taking an explicit photo of a boy in his care will have to wait until next week to learn of his fate.

AFP denies favouritism for son of Commissioner Tony Negus

Christopher Knaus Federal Police have denied claims the son of Commissioner Tony Negus was given special treatment.

Man tied to a pole and bashed in drug money dispute, court told

Christopher Knaus Two men angry over lost drug money allegedly set a dog upon a fleeing ''middleman'' and bashed him with a baseball bat, a court has heard.

Canberra policeman denies molesting boy in his care

Christopher Knaus A police officer and carer says he was simply researching a child’s behavioural problems when he typed ‘‘boys first time’’ and ‘‘boys no undies’’ into Google.

Charge dropped over baby snatching; accused pleads guilty to 14 other offences

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors have dropped a charge against a man who stole a car with a baby inside in Canberra's north last month.

Former cop on trial for indecent acts against a child


Christopher Knaus A mother has spoken of her disbelief when her son told her he was being molested by an ACT police officer who was caring for him.

New study reveals alcohol, not drugs, major factor in one-punch assaults

Dr Jennifer Pilgrim.

Christopher Knaus Research suggests the majority of fatal one-punch assaults are linked with alcohol and not illicit drugs.

Servo robbery accused denied bail

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane. Photo: Louie Douvis

Christopher Knaus An ice user found hiding in a cupboard after an alleged attempted service station robbery is also suspected of stealing an Australia Post van and tampering with mail, a court has heard.

Former ACT policeman on child sex charges

Christopher Knaus An ACT police officer allegedly molested and took an explicit picture of a 12-year-old boy in 2012, a court has heard.

Letter bomber Colin Dunstan wins legal battle with Comcare

Letter bomber  Colin George Dunstan.

Christopher Knaus Canberra's Tax Office letter bomber won another legal battle to continue receiving worker’s compensation.

Man acquitted of sexually abusing his daughter

Christopher Knaus A jury has cleared a Canberra father of incest against his young daughter.

Man wins $1.2 million payout after crash deprived him of promising career in geology

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Christopher Knaus A journalist has won a $1.2 million payout seven years after a crash at the Australian National University robbed him of a promising career trekking through mountainous terrain for geological...

Sex abuse claim by daughter doubted by child memory expert

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Christopher Knaus A child memory expert has expressed doubts about the story of a young Canberra girl who says she was sexually abused by her father, saying he is concerned over unsubstantiated allegations she...