Brittany Higgins: Accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann-prepares to front court next year for trial

Brittany Higgins Accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann prepares to front court


Trial date is set for Brittany Higgins’ accused rapist – as he prepares to front court next year

  • Bruce Lehrmann is charged with sexual intercourse without consent in 2019 
  • A tentative trial date was set on Thursday and is scheduled for June 6, 2022
  • Trial expected to run for three or four weeks and prosecution case for two weeks 










The man accused of raping former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins in a federal minister’s office is set to stand trial from June.

A tentative trial date was on Thursday set for Bruce Lehrmann, charged with sexual intercourse without consent at Parliament House in March 2019.

The 26-year-old’s lawyer and prosecutors agreed in the ACT Supreme Court to a tentative start date of June 6.

The man accused of raping former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins (pictured) in a federal minister's office at Parliament House in March 2019 is set to stand trial from June

The man accused of raping former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins (pictured) in a federal minister’s office at Parliament House in March 2019 is set to stand trial from June

The trial is expected to run for three or four weeks and the prosecution case for about two weeks.

Lehrmann did not show his face or speak in court.

Bruce Lehrmann (pictured), charged with sexual intercourse without consent, had his tentative trial date set on Thursday with a scheduled start date for June 6, 2022

Bruce Lehrmann (pictured), charged with sexual intercourse without consent, had his tentative trial date set on Thursday with a scheduled start date for June 6, 2022

Instead, his lawyer Warwick Korn said Lehrmann was available via phone link.

The ACT Magistrates Court was in September told Lehrmann was in Queensland.

The case is due to return to court on December 16 and then February 28 for procedural hearings.

A criminal case conference has been set down for February 7.



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