Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Alleged Rock Spider rules QLD DPP?

Woman calls for Volkers case to go to trial

One of three women behind indecent dealing allegations against top swim coach Scott Volkers says the matter will continue to haunt her unless it goes to trial.

Last July Mr Volkers was committed for trial on seven counts of indecently dealing with three girls he had coached in the 1980s.

He strongly denied the charges and in September Queensland's Director of Public Prosecutions dropped the case after meeting with Mr Volkers' lawyers.

One of the women involved, Julie Gilbert, has said both sides should have had their day in court.

"It would be really good to actually go to court and to have a trial and for both sides of the story to be told and for a jury to make that decision," she said.

Queensland's Crime and Misconduct Commission is investigating the handling of the case.

Mr Volkers's lawyers were contacted but did not comment.

THE B52'S:: It wasn't a rock. It was a Rock Spider!

But he's also in the boys club and a protected species.

People of the lie!

By Ms Innoc Ents 11 Feb 03

THE CHOOK: People in this country always thought they were looking at the best talent Australia had. But if you don't play the game then you're a has been. Or a never seen. Even if you're offended by the way you're treated.