Brisbane, AU -- A woman whose epilepsy was exacerbated by a sexual assault has been awarded more than $18ooo in criminal compensation. In January 2001, the woman, was sleeping in the same hotel as a male friend when he sexually assaulted her. The man later pleaded guilty to indecent assault and the woman sued for criminal compensation.
In the District Court, Judge Michael Rackemann said the woman had suffered no physical harm but had continuing psychological problems and and increased number of seizures. He accepted that the attacks were and adverse reactions to the assault, and awarder the woman $18,750.
The Courier Mail