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November 29, 2018 11:15:59

Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt has been committed to stand trial in the NSW District Court on a charge of rape from 1976.

Mr Jarratt was in court this morning and stood and nodded as a magistrate committed him for trial, which will be held late next year.

His lawyer told the court it would be a “short, sharp” trial.

It is alleged Mr Jarratt, who was 24 at the time, sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman at a house in Randwick, in the city’s eastern suburbs, in September 1976.

The woman made a report to officers at the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command in December 2017 and a formal investigation began.

Mr Jarratt has pleaded not guilty.

The 66-year-old is best known for his starring role of Mick Taylor in the 2005 Australian horror film Wolf Creek.

He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in 1973 and has appeared in many Australian television shows including Play School, A Country Practice and McLeod’s Daughters.

Mr Jarrett also had a long stint as a presenter on lifestyle show Better Homes and Gardens.

More to come.

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November 29, 2018 10:50:39

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