Gangland lawyer leaked sex assault info: cops

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A lawyer has been charged with leaking details of a sex assault case.

A practising Sydney lawyer has been charged with sharing sensitive information about a sexual assault complaint.

Police will allege in court the solicitor was representing a 24-year-old man charged with sexual assault when he shared information with an unrelated third party.

Officers will allege the lawyer shared the information, including the alleged victim’s name, and is a close associate of a high-profile Sydney crime family.

The 31-year-old man was arrested at Granville police station on Tuesday before being charged with publishing details of complainant in a prescribed sexual offence.

He was granted bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court on June 11.