Singaporean ADFA student to face trial

An international student accused of committing acts of indecency on a fellow cadet at the Australian Defence Force Academy earlier this year has been committed for trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Yong Chuean Benedict Ang maintained his pleas of not guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court earlier today.

He is facing two allegations of committing acts of indecency on the victim without her consent.

Police say the 21-year-old entered an officer cadet's room at the military school on May 6 and committed the acts on her, including touching her breast.

Ang is a Singaporean national and member of his nation's defence force.

His lawyer, John Harris, SC, said his client was currently studying at the University of NSW in Sydney.

Ang declined to call any evidence at the brief committal proceeding, as is his right.

Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker said she was satisfied, based on a document summarising the case against Ang, there was enough evidence to justify putting the allegations before a jury.

Ang will have his first day in the territory's higher court later this month.

He is expected to be excused from attending the directions hearing.

The story Singaporean ADFA student to face trial first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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