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Six males to be accused of intercourse acts in Parliament Home, as a part of desk masturbation video investigation

A Canberra man is set to file formal complaints against six other men next week, accusing them of engaging in sexual acts in the House of Parliament.

Important points:

  • An investigation opened after a vision surfaced of a coalition official masturbating on a female MP’s desk
  • Two of the people accused by the complainant of inappropriate behavior are currently employed by coalition MPs
  • Liberal backbencher Warren Dec is hoping the police will investigate the man and his motivations for the allegations

The Treasury Department is investigating allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior.

The investigation sparked after Channel 10 received a vision of a coalition official masturbating on a female MP’s desk, an incident that Prime Minister Scott Morrison described as “gross and disgusting”.

The complainant, who has never worked in politics but admits to having sex in the parliament building himself after meeting a man on the gay dating app Grindr, claims he has ample evidence to support his allegations , including messages, photos and videos.

Two of the men he will accuse of inappropriate behavior are currently employed by coalition politicians.

Two others are former government employees – including the man who was fired because of the desk masturbation incident – while the other two are civil servants.

“After speaking with senior Treasury officials and [Finance Minister] At Simon Birmingham’s office, I basically agreed to provide written evidence, “the man told ABC.

“Although I am not sure whether everyone named in texts, pictures, etc. knows that they have been placed in compromising positions, this must be determined by the investigation.”

Concern pictures could spell revenge porn

Some staff in the House of Parliament and some MPs believe that the man’s initial decision to share the masturbation video with Channel 10 was revenge porn.

Liberal backbencher Warren Besch said he hoped the police had investigated the man and his motivations.

“I absolutely still believe this is revenge porn,” he said.

“This man was involved in sharing explicit pictures of sexual activity with his boyfriend. He had a collection. Now he’s turned on him and dragged him through the mud publicly because this friend wanted to stop sharing information because he had a new partner.

“In the frenzy of claiming another scalp, I worry about how all of this has been reported.”

The complainant denies that his actions were revenge porn or that they were intended to harm the federal government.

He said he always wanted to incite inappropriate behavior in the parliament building and would not provide the pictures and videos he had for the investigation.

“I have not, and do not intend, to hand over the evidence I have before me for investigation, as agreed at the time,” he said.

“I will transcribe though [the content of images and videos] as best I can in my testimony. “

The case also sparked a review of openly gay employees in the coalition government.

Some men have told the ABC that they believe the unsolved allegations put several people under an unfair cloud of suspicion.

They say this was aggravated after Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff Peta Credlin held alleged orgies in the House of Parliament.

In the hours and days after the masturbation video appeared on the desk, several ministers expressed their anger. Treasury Secretary Simon Birmingham warned that anyone who committed indecent behavior would be fired.

“The actions of these people show an amazing disregard for the people who work in parliament and for the ideals that parliament is supposed to represent,” he said.

However, after some of the men allegedly involved in sexual acts denied the allegations and made allegations of revenge porn, the government appeared to be much more cautious in its public comments.

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