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Former Labor staffer Alexander Matters charged with raping second woman

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By Blake Foden
Updated October 12 2021 - 10:00am, first published October 11 2021 - 11:30pm
Alexander Matters leaves court last month after being granted bail. Picture: Toby Vue

A second woman has contacted police to allege she was raped by a former federal Labor staffer in Canberra, leading detectives to charge the man with further offences.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.