Australian Football League Milne charged with rape
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Australian Football League Milne charged with rape

Australian Football League star Stephen Milne has been charged with rape after a police integrity unit recommended a review of the initial investigation into the incident in 2004.

sports Updated: Jun 18, 2013 13:07 IST
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Australian Football League star Stephen Milne has been charged with rape after a police integrity unit recommended a review of the initial investigation into the incident in 2004.

Victoria state police issued a statement Tuesday saying "it is a matter of regret that this review found the initial investigation to have been substantially inadequate."

Police said the defendant was a 33-year-old Cheltenham man. Domestic media identified Milne, who has played 268 AFL games for Melbourne-based St. Kilda, and said he's due to appear in court on July 5.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said police allege a 19-year-old woman was raped in a bedroom at a home belonging to one of Milne's teammates.

Both men had denied the allegations in the past, and the public prosecutor initially decided not to lay charges due to insufficient evidence.

First Published: Jun 18, 2013 13:06 IST