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Brittany Higgins’ accused rapist arrives at court for first day of trial

Tense moment Brittany Higgins arrives at court for the first day of her accused rapist’s trial – as he sports a new beard

  • Bruce Lehrmann’s jury trial at the ACT Supreme Court is due to start on Tuesday
  • Lehrmann is accused of raping former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins
  • Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to sexual intercourse without consent 
  • ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucy McCallum will preside over the trial

A jury trial for the man accused of raping former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins is due to start.

Bruce Lehrmann is charged with raping Ms Higgins at Parliament House in March, 2019.

Police allege the assault took place in the office of former defence minister Linda Reynolds.

Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to sexual intercourse without consent.

Bruce Lehrmann (above), who is accused of raping former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins, arrived for his first day of his trial at the ACT Supreme Court on Tuesday

Bruce Lehrmann is charged with raping Ms Higgins (pictured entering the trial) at Parliament House in March, 2019

Bruce Lehrmann is charged with raping Ms Higgins (pictured entering the trial) at Parliament House in March, 2019

His ACT Supreme Court trial is due to start on Tuesday.

It is expected to run for between four and six weeks.

A panel of jurors will be selected on Tuesday before the prosecution and defence deliver opening statements.

ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucy McCallum will preside over the criminal trial.

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Bruce Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to raping former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins (centre)

Bruce Lehrmann has pleaded not guilty to raping former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins (centre)

Lehrmann's (centre) ACT Supreme Court trial is expected to run for between four and six weeks

Lehrmann’s (centre) ACT Supreme Court trial is expected to run for between four and six weeks

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