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OPP Statement

The Director has carefully considered the sentence imposed on Steven Cleary. In light of all of the relevant sentencing considerations, there is no reasonable prospect

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OPP Statement

The Herald Sun recently published an article entitled ‘Tradie demanding answers over failed rape trial’ authored by Mark Buttler and Andrew Rule. The article reports

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Information the OPP will provide to media

OPP staff, Crown Prosecutors, and counsel briefed by the OPP will, on request:

  • confirm facts that have been presented in open court
  • provide information as set out below.

While a case is before the court

  • Charge sheets
  • Indictments

After the appeal period

  • Charge sheets
  • Indictments
  • Photographs
  • Crime scene footage
  • CCTV

The information in the table above will not be provided if it may:

  • prejudice any current or future court case
  • interfere with an ongoing investigation
  • put the safety of any person at risk
  • disclose police methodology
  • breach any statutory provision or court order
  • interfere with the privacy rights of a third party
  • embarrass or cause distress to a victim or a family member of a victim

or if the information:

  • is offensive or distressing
  • would require unreasonable editing prior to release

or if:

  • the DPP considers that it is not in the public interest to provide the information.

Media representatives should contact the relevant court or the Victorian Government Recording Service (VGRS) to request transcripts.

Media representatives may also apply to the relevant court for access to information that has been tendered into evidence or is otherwise on the court file.

Media enquiries

Nicci De Ryk

Office of Public Prosecutions

565 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Mobile 0401 485 003

Email media@opp.vic.gov.au

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