Lifesaver from prominent Coast family charged with rape
A lifesaver from a prominent Sunshine Coast family has been charged with rape and had his memberships suspended.
Police confirmed the man was charged on February 12 for an alleged rape at a Gold Coast club house on September 13 last year.
The charge came a day after Surf Life Saving Queensland suspended his membership from two surf lifesaving clubs.
The organisation confirmed the athlete held a dual membership at the clubs which cannot be identified.
The Daily knows the identity of the man but can't publish his name due to legal reasons.
His family is well-known on the Sunshine Coast.
A Surf Life Saving Queensland spokeswoman said the alleged crime was a police matter.
"We take all allegations of this nature very seriously," she said.
She said support was offered to the alleged victim.
The young lifesaver will face Southport Magistrates Court on March 3.
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