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Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen stands aside over rape allegations – Sydney Morning Herald

Upper Hunter Nationals MP Michael Johnsen will sit on the crossbench amid allegations he raped a female sex worker.

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Nationals MP Michael Johnsen will take leave from NSW Parliament as police investigate allegations he raped a sex worker at a secluded Blue Mountains lookout.
Mr Johnsen, the member for the Upper Hunter, late on Wednesday identified himself as the NSW MP under investigation by the NSW Police Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad over the incident in September 2019.
Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen has taken leave from NSW Parliament.Credit:Louise Kennerley
His statement came after Blue Mountains MP Trish…

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