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- New South Wales senior police officer has been charged with assault
- Joel Murchie, 48, has been accused of four counts against two fellow women
- He was praised as a hero in 2002 when he returned to the Sari Club in Bali after a bomb
- He is expected to appear in court on 8 July for a five-day court case and is guilty of claims
Joel Murchie, 48, was accused at the end of last year of the four violations – three of which relate to a junior female officer
A senior policeman who was called a hero in the aftermath of the Bali bombings has been accused of indecent attacks.
Joel Murchie, 48, was accused at the end of last year of four offenses – three of which relate to a junior female officer.
Murchie served as commander of the Mental Health Intervention Team of the NSW police when he allegedly committed the attacks, The Sydney Morning Herald.
In 2002, the officer was labeled a hero after returning to the Sari Club in Bali after a bomb exploded when he realized that his girlfriend at the time was still inside.
He had already escaped the building but went back inside when he couldn't see his girlfriend.
He burned his arms while he did, but she had already escaped the flame through another exit.
Murchie is in court after allegedly an act of & # 39; non-consensual approach & # 39; on a junior female officer on one occasion in November 2016. He is also accused of having kissed the woman.
He is also said to have attacked the woman in 2015 when he kicked her on the floor and in 2017 when he hit her on the floor.
He is also accused of another indecent act when he embraced the buttocks of a woman from the New South Wales Ambulance Service with whom he worked in 2010.
NSW Police & # 39; s internal Professional Standards Command has launched an investigation into its behavior following the allegations of its behavior.
& # 39; The officer, formerly associated with a specialized unit, was on duty at the time of the alleged incidents & # 39 ;, read a release from the police media released when Mr. Murchie was charged.
& # 39; He was charged with two counts, each with indecent assault and common assault. & # 39;
In 2002, the Murchie was named a hero after returning to the Sari Club in Bali after a bomb exploded when he realized that his girlfriend at the time was still inside (file photo)
Murchie retired in March last year and the charges were brought against him in November.
He is expected in court for a five-day hearing on July 8 in Sydney's Downing Center Local Court and he has made a plea of not guilty.
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