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Eventer accused of raping fellow rider charged with alleged stalking

At the time, Mr Buczak was supported in court by Ms McDonough, who is also heavily involved in the horse riding industry.

On Wednesday a Victoria Police spokesman confirmed Frankston Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team investigators had recently charged four people with stalking and related offences allegedly committed in multiple suburbs between 2019 and 2020.

Callum Buczak arrives at court in January.

Callum Buczak arrives at court in January.Credit:AAP

Mr Buczak has been charged with stalking, attempting to pervert the course of justice and related offences in various suburbs during 2019.

Ms McDonough,from Pakenham Upper, has been charged with stalking, attempting to pervert the course of justice and related offences in various suburbs between February 2019 and March 2020.

Both were released on bail and ordered to attend Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

A 24-year-old Belgrave woman and a 24-year-old Clyde man have also both been charged with stalking and other offences allegedly committed between March and April 2019.

Callum Buczak.

Callum Buczak.Credit:Instagram

The pair are set to face Dandenong Magistrates Court on August 3.

While the alleged rape did not happen at an official equestrian event, Mr Buczak’s 2019 charge prompted calls for him to be barred from the competitive sport until the matter has been resolved. Equestrian Australia later moving to suspend his membership.

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His alleged victim has withdrawn from competitions.

At the time Mr Buczak declined to comment on the case outside of court but instead took to social media where he wrote: “The allegations made against me are strongly denied and shall be vehemently opposed.”

The 28-year-old continues to run a popular equestrian eventing business.

Mr Buczak is a professional eventer who is sponsored to compete and receives no government funding.

If you or anyone you know needs support, you can contact the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service on 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732), Lifeline 131 114, or beyondblue 1300 224 636.

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