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Australian MP alleges she was drugged and sexually assaulted, investigation ongoing
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Photo Courtesy: Brittany Lauga Facebook page

Australian MP alleges she was drugged and sexually assaulted, investigation ongoing

| @indiablooms | 05 May 2024, 07:16 pm

An Australian MP has claimed she was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted in Yeppoon town recently.

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in Queensland.

Queensland Labor MP Brittany Lauga claimed other women may have been attacked on that day.

She wrote on Facebook: "In the early hours of Sunday morning I went to the Yeppoon Police Station and Yeppoon Hospital, after being drugged and sexually assaulted. Tests at the hospital confirmed the presence of drugs in my body which I did not take. This substance impacted me significantly."

She said an investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

"I have been contacted by other women who may also have been drugged in Yeppoon on Saturday night," she wrote on Facebook.

"This could have happened to anyone and tragically, it does happen to many of us," she said.

She said: "I have had multiple women contact me who have experienced the same thing in our town. It’s not ok. We should be able to enjoy socialising in our town without the risk of being drugged or assaulted."

The politician said she needs time to heal both physically and mentally.

Who is Brittany Lauga?

Lauga is an Australian politician and town planner.

She has been the Labor member for Keppel in the Queensland Legislative Assembly since 2015.

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