WA man faces more rape and drug charges | Lithgow Mercury

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Western Australia Police have brought new charges against an airline worker accused of drugging and raping women he met on an online dating site. Adam Charles Lusk, 43, pleaded not guilty last month in Perth Magistrates’ Court to sexually assaulting two women after they passed out. Prosecutors alleged the incidents took place in May and December last year at homes in the Perth suburbs of Burswood and Ascot. WA Police said on Friday Lusk had been charged with 54 other offenses after nine other alleged victims, aged between 16 and 30, came forward. “It is alleged that in 2021 and 2022, the man drugged them to amazement before sexually assaulting them,” WA Police said in a statement. “The victims are believed to have met the man through an online dating site.” Lusk, who is in police custody, was charged with 33 other counts of sexual penetration without consent, 10 counts of indecent assault and nine counts of bewilderment with intent to commit an indictable offence. He is also accused of possessing child exploitation material after police allegedly found videos and images of girls as young as nine on his electronic devices. Lusk, who has not yet pleaded to the new charges, is due to appear in Perth Magistrates’ Court on March 14. WA Police said the investigation is ongoing and urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers. Australian Associated Press

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