I’m one of many women who have come forward in recent weeks, to voice their concerns about police handling of sexual abuse allegations against prominent Australians, including prominent political figures.
I’m a lawyer who has represented victims of sexual assault, women who’ve been sexually assaulted and those who’ve gone to court for sexual assault.
I’ve been involved in the media, including in the Australian newspaper, as well as in courtrooms across Australia.
As a journalist I’m often called upon to report on allegations of sexual violence against Australians.
I have a unique opportunity to do that on a daily basis.
It’s been a long time coming, but in the last year, I have found it hard to stay quiet.
I know that there are people who believe I should be ashamed, that I am not credible and that I should get a medal of honour.
I am one of the few people in this country who are in the public eye and have the ability to tell people about the truth about sexual violence.
I will be the last to be silenced.
My name is Kaitlin, and I’m from the Northern Territory.
In early September, I received a call from the NSW Police.
The call came from a concerned friend, who told me that a woman had contacted the police about sexual assault allegations against the Liberal MP for Geelong, Mark Latham.
The woman, Kaitlyn Hargreaves, had been the subject of two sexual assault reports against Latham during his time as an MP, which were referred to the Independent Police Conduct Authority.
She claimed that the assaults had happened in 2016, which occurred during his tenure as an independent senator.
It was later revealed that the allegations against Latthes would be investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption, or ICAC, which was established in 2014 to investigate political corruption and other serious criminal activity.
In 2016, the Independent Integrity Commission also launched an investigation into Latham, alleging he had abused and sexually assaulted at least 12 women over a period of several decades.
Hargresons claims were corroborated by other women who said they were sexually assaulted as well, and that Latham had threatened and harassed them.
I didn’t believe her at first, but after some research I found out more about Kait.
I contacted the NSW Independent Commission against Corruption to find out more, and was advised that Kait had contacted police.
I called the police and asked to speak to a detective.
Kait was not present at the time I spoke to the detective.
The detective asked for her name, address, phone number, email address, and what kind of contact she had with the MP.
I was told that she was a member of a community group that she had been involved with for years.
Kailash Chandrasekhar, who works for the group, told me Kait Chandrasekshan was an independent, well-known politician, who had been married to Latham for years and had been a member for nearly 20 years.
I told Kait I was willing to do the interview.
The officer told me I would be required to sign a document that would take me from one point to another.
The document would say that I would have to answer all questions about the alleged offences, the details of the allegations, and how I had responded to them.
After agreeing to the form, I signed it.
The next morning, I went to Kait’s home to speak with her.
When I got there, Kailas father, who was also in the house, called me over to tell me that his son had contacted NSW Police after I spoke with Kait, and had told the police that I had a history of abuse against him, which he had been aware of.
I left the home, went to the police station and sat down in front of Kait to talk about the allegations and the allegations of abuse.
I said that Kaila had a long record of being involved with Latham and that he had threatened to kill me, kill my family and hurt me, and would rape me again if I didn’ t come clean.
I felt like I had to speak out.
I asked the detective if he was going to speak directly to Kailay, who I had known for 20 years, and he said yes.
The detectives interview with Kailat Chandrasekhary The detective went on to say that Kaids allegations were corroborating, that he was a “well-known political figure”, and that the police had interviewed Kait about the sexual assaults.
Kaid told the detective that she felt she had to tell her story, because she wanted to protect herself.
I decided to tell my story because I knew that there were other women out there who had suffered sexual violence and abuse at the hands of politicians.
When we were interviewed by the