#onlinedating | Brisbane man faces 135 charges relating to sex offences against 31 victims he allegedly met on dating apps | #bumble | #tinder | #pof

Police have charged a 30-year-old Brisbane man with more than 135 sexual offences against 31 women after he allegedly drugged women he met on dating sites and filmed himself sexually assaulting them.

The charges span a four-year period, dating back to 2016, and include 46 counts of rape against 21 women.

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It comes after Queensland police issued a public appeal for information following the sexual assault of a woman in her early 20s in August.

Police searched an address at Mary Street in Brisbane and found several mobile phones as well as video recording equipment, prescription and illicit drugs

As a result, a further 31 victims were identified in connection with incidents across south-east Queensland dating back to 2016.

Detective Inspector Glen Farmer said the man allegedly used social media dating sites to target his victims.

“Detectives are continuing work to identify a number of women who they believe may also be victims of this man’s alleged predatory behaviour.

“We are encouraging any woman who believes they may have experienced a similar pattern of behaviour to come forward.”

Police said the alleged offences occurred in Bethania, Springwood and central Brisbane between 2016 and 2020.

He has also been charged with 38 counts of observations or recordings in breach of privacy, 14 counts of stupefying in order to commit an offence and seven counts of unlawful possession of restricted drugs.

The man is also facing additional charges relating to computer hacking, distributing intimate images, impersonation and stalking.

He will face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday.

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