Wolf Creek star John Jarratt has been committed to stand trial in Australia on allegations he sexually assaulted a female roommate in 1976.
Appearing Thursday in Sydney’s District Court, Jarratt’s lawyer Bryan Wrench told the court “it’s going to be a short sharp trial when we are ready to go.” Jarratt is set to plead not guilty to the offense.
Jarratt, 66, a National Institute of Dramatic Art graduate, starred as the murderous Mick Taylor in the successful Australian horror franchise Wolf Creek and its two subsequent TV series.
He is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Randwick, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, in September 1976. The unidentified woman made a report to police officers last December.
Jarratt’s arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 7. The trial is expected to take place in 2019. His lawyer previously told a court that his client’s career “has been put on suspension pending this allegation” and he would be seeking an early trial date.