Benedict Ang Yong Chuean Committed Indecent Acts : Navy Lieutenant (LTA) Benedict Ang Yong Chuean, An international student at the Australian Defence Force Academy, was charged with two counts of indecency without consent.
The Sword of Honor recipient allegedly entered the room of a female cadet on May 6 and committed the act.
It’s the latest in a string of legal headaches for the academy, in which three other cadets have been brought before Canberra courts on unrelated matters since April 2011. Ang, a Singaporean national and member of his nation’s defence force, has moved off campus to stay in Canberra with a senior officer.
Yong Chuean Benedict Ang, 21, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of committing an act of indecency on the alleged victim earlier this month.
His bail was continued in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.
At the request of his lawyer, John Harris, SC, the court deleted a condition that Ang report to police every Saturday.
The court heard Ang had already handed over his passport to authorities.
Mr Harris said his client was a member of the Singaporean military and had been studying at the Academy, but was now living off-campus.
The case is due back in court for a case management hearing in August.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick’s general review into women in Defence will be handed down later this year.