A Canberra man has been refused bail after he allegedly drugged, raped and robbed another man he met via the dating app Grindr.
- Shae Elliott, 22, face is accused of drugging, raping and robbing a sexual partner he met online
- He allegedly stole cash, clothing, shoes and other items after his date passed out
- The court denied bail after considering his history of violence and re-offending
Shae Elliott, 22, was arrested after he handed himself in to police.
The ACT Magistrates Court denied him bail today after hearing how the alleged victim was afraid because Mr Elliott knew where he lived.
Police said the pair made contact on Grindr and met late last month, when they had sex and took drugs, including methamphetamine.
The alleged victim told police he allowed Mr Elliott to put on some of his clothes. He also posted photos of himself with Mr Elliott on Facebook.
But court documents say the situation turned when Mr Elliott brought drugs, including GHB, to the alleged victim’s home.
The alleged victim said he agreed to take some GHB with Mr Elliott but was given a higher dose than he expected and passed out.
He contacted police when he woke up, discovered he had been allegedly raped and found his belongings had been stolen.
Police allege Mr Elliott took $400 in cash, a jacket, two pairs of shoes, a watch and perfume, and also wiped the alleged victim’s phone.
Prosecutors urged the court to deny bail, saying there was a risk Mr Elliott would not turn up to face his charges.
They noted the alleged crimes displayed escalation in his behaviour.
Magistrate Glenn Theakston refused bail, saying he was concerned about Mr Elliott’s history of violence and re-offending.
The case will return to court later this month.