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Troubled AFL legend turned reality TV star Brian Lake, 37, set to plead guilty to string of charges

Troubled AFL legend turned reality TV star Brian Lake, 37, is set to plead guilty to ‘stalking a woman, keeping her under video surveillance and listening to her private conversations’

  • Brian Lake, 37, is set to plead guilty to stalking, assault and trespass charges
  • The 37-year-old appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 
  • He allegedly trespassed and entered a private property at Aintree on February 17

Former AFL player turned reality star Brian Lake, 37, is set to plead guilty to a string of charges, including stalking a woman, assault and trespass. 

Lake appeared in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday over accusations he stalked a woman, kept her under video surveillance and claimed he listened to her private conversations. 

The 37-year-old, who is also charged with assault, trespass, property damage and failing to answer bail, allegedly damaged a bedroom door, valued at $200.

Former AFL player turned reality star Brian Lake, 37 (pictured right with wife Shannon), is set to plead guilty to a string of charges, including stalking a woman, assault and trespass

He is also alleged to have trespassed and entered a private property at Aintree without authority on February 17 this year.

According to court documents, he allegedly stalked a woman between February 15 and 17 this year, keeping her under video surveillance at her home address.

Lake also advised he was listening to the woman’s private conversation via iPad software, with the intention of causing physical or mental harm to her or by arousing apprehension or fear, the documents stated. 

The three-time Hawthorn champion spent a week in a Japanese jail last year over his role in a reported bar scuffle while celebrating an AFL Asia tournament win playing for the Indonesian Volcanoes.

Lake (pictured) has played 251 AFL games, including 197 for the Western Bulldogs before crossing to Hawthorn, winning three premierships and the Norm Smith medal

Lake (pictured) has played 251 AFL games, including 197 for the Western Bulldogs before crossing to Hawthorn, winning three premierships and the Norm Smith medal 

Lake has played 251 AFL games, including 197 for the Western Bulldogs before crossing to Hawthorn, winning three premierships and the Norm Smith medal.

He retired from football in 2015.

Last year, Lake appeared as a contestant in Network Ten’s Survivor Australia reality TV show.

His bail has been extended, and he is due to return to court on July 8. 

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