When an accused is arrested for a sexual assault the accused is taken to the police station where they are investigated and charged. The police may have scheduled a bail hearing to have a justice review whether or not the accused should be released from custody pending the trial.
During this process the victims, witness or media may make public appearances and comments about the case. What’s told to the public may, second hand, exaggerations, and might not even be factual. The media or other persons may seek to vilify the accused before any evidence is heard before a judge.
During our defence and representation a publication ban maybe considered to ensure that the accused is not tried in the court of public opinion prior to a trial.