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02 NEWS FRIDAY JUNE 22 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wicking ..........................24 Your Say ........................24 Editorial .........................24 World ..............................14 Pick of the Pics .............25 Sudoku ...........................26 Horoscopes ...................26 Comics ............................23 Television ......................23 Classifieds .....................29 Crossword .....................26 Weather ........................ 35 Fishing ............................35 Just Footy ......................15 Wake up to us GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Call 1300 696 397 MYSTERY NUMBER CONDITIONS: If you win, keep this paper for verification. Call costs 55c (Inc GST). Higher from mobile/pay phones - Dialect Solutions Group. Recommendation: Use a land-line and touch tone phone. Some mobiles, portable and pay phones may experience technical faults due to reception complications. The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause Powerball Thursday 21-6-18 Draw No. 1153 31 24 35 2 13 9 16POWERBALL 5 A DUTY manager who forced himself on a woman during a job interview at a Darwin hotel after failing to convince her to have sex with him in exchange for employment has been found guilty of rape. It took a Supreme Court jury less than two hours to unanimously convict Ruel Lizardo Baradas, 34, on two counts of rape stemming from the assault at the Mantra Pandanas on October 16 last year. The court heard Baradas interviewed the woman a Taiwanese national who arrived in Australia four days earlier and spoke limited English for a housekeeping position and repeatedly asked her: What can you do to convince me to hire you? Under cross-examination by Crown Prosecutor Stephen Geary, Baradas admitted to using his position to manipulate the woman into having sex with him but maintained he had her consent. In his closing address yesterday, Mr Geary described Baradas as a very manipulative man whose statements were full of lies and who had absolutely no respect for this woman whatsoever. A man in a position of power tried his best to convince her to have sex with him, she hasnt come over and he has decided look, I can get away with this because of who she is and her vulnerability on so many levels, he said. He doesnt have the cour age to say if you let me sleep with you Ill give you a job its all about how can you convince me. In his final address to jurors, Baradas lawyer Peter Maley said his client could not read the womans mind and urged GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9800 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org l OTHER INQUIRIES: email@example.com Rapist was full of lies them to put aside their personal view about what you think is right or wrong. Mr Maley said the married father-of-two was no gentleman but he believed she was consenting. Its a tough place out there and people, men mainly, but certainly some women with money or power use their power for sex, he said. Politicians sleep with staffers, bosses sleep with secretaries, occasionally women sometimes use sex to elevate their social status or job prospects but its not a crime. Can the prosecution honestly disprove that he thought she was up for it? The jury concluded the Crown had done so and Baradas was remanded in custody. He will return to court for a sentencing hearing today. JASON WALLS Ruel Lizardo Baradas has been found guilty of raping a woman at Mantra Pandanas WORLD: 14 Donald Trump backflips on administrations policy of separating families HOROSCOPES: 26 Astrologer extraordinaire Oscar Cainer looks to the skies to decipher your day WORLD: 14 Kiwis thrilled as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to baby girl JUST FOOTY: 15 All the best in footy from locally, domestically and around the globe CONNECT WITH WARREN Follow me on social media, connect with me through the website or contact me via the electorate offi ce. CONNECT WITH WARREN Follow me on social media, connect with me through the website or contact me via the electorate offi ce. @snowdonmp @manwiththemo www.warrensnowdon.com 1300 301 725 BUDGET 2018 PROMISED NO NEW MONEY WONT SPEND ANYTHING FOR YEARS When it comes to new road funding in the NT, the Federal Budget 2018 was a triumph of spin over substance. In the lead up to the Budgets delivery, the Turnbull Government pretended it was about to deliver an infrastructure budget. telling journalists it would fund projects like the Central Arnhem and the Buntine Highways. While the leaks attracted banner headlines, (see NT News Tuesday 8 May, Price is Right) the actual budget included no money for either project. There is no funding for the years 2018/2019 for either road project. In fact the budget did not include a dollar of new infrastructure funding anywhere, simply allocating money already in the budget to new projects. But most of this spending will not happen for years. This means that Australians will have to re-elect the Coalition not once but twice, before the bulk of the money will appear. The Territory needs an increase in road funding investment now, not four to eight years from now. Put simply, the Government has sought public praise by pretending it is committed to building new roads, but has pushed their delivery off into the never-never. Warren Snowdon Member for Lingiari AGE CARE IN YOUR HOME goldenglownursing.com.au | (08) 8927 2756 LOCAL CARE FROM LOCAL NURSES Darwins largest accredited mobile nursing service Golden Glow
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