A MAN committed to stand trial for rape is still involved in the campaign for One Nation’s Ipswich candidate Malcolm Roberts.
The charges against the senator’s former staffer Sean Black were made public earlier this month.
Those charges, which include three counts each of assault and assault occasioning bodily harm, were laid in May but could not be reported until recently, for legal reasons.
The latest court hearing was not open to the public, but the QT understands Mr Black intends to fight the charges.
A date for the trial is yet to be decided.
When the news broke, Mr Roberts said Mr Black was no longer working for him.
But emails sent from Mr Black in relation to the ongoing campaign suggests otherwise.
“He’s not working for me as such,” Mr Roberts said.
Mr Roberts said he was taking advice from various people regarding his campaign, including