Army recruit Alemeseged Dubael may face further charges over alleged rape at Kapooka

FURTHER charges may be laid against an Australian Army recruit accused of raping a colleague at Kapooka.

The development was revealed in Wagga Local Court on Wednesday during the mention of a single charge of sexual intercourse without consent against Alemeseged Dubael.

Dubael, 26, has yet to enter a plea to the charge.

It is alleged he offended against a woman in a Kapooka laundry on May 25.

During the mention, Director of Public Prosecutions solicitor Virginia Morgan asked magistrate Michael Crompton for another month to complete the brief of evidence.

She said she was still waiting on the results of forensic tests.

Mrs Morgan then said it was likely further charges against Dubael arising out of the same incident would be served his solicitor, David Barron.

She said she expected the prosecution to be in a position for a committal for trial or sentence in the District Court on the next occasion.

Dubael, who is on bail and now living in Victoria, was excused from attending court on Wednesday. He will also be excused from the next mention on October 19 if there is no committal that day.

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