Launceston deputy mayor Rob Soward fronts court on harassment charges

COURT DATE: Launceston deputy mayor Rob Soward heading to court with lawyer Tim Ellis on Tuesday. Pictures: Paul Scambler
COURT DATE: Launceston deputy mayor Rob Soward heading to court with lawyer Tim Ellis on Tuesday. Pictures: Paul Scambler

Launceston’s deputy mayor has pleaded not guilty to harassment charges.

Robert Ian Soward, 48, appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Tuesday after being charged with using a carriage service to harass another person. 

He is accused of making online inquiries to medical and health services and using a woman’s work email address as the return contact.

A hearing is expected on November 17.

Deputy Mayor Rob Soward enters the Launceston Magistrates Court.

Deputy Mayor Rob Soward enters the Launceston Magistrates Court.