Boy charged with intent to rape among other charges



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A 16-year-old boy is facing a host of charges including intent to commit rape, serious assault of a person, and sexual assault.

The boy was found in Cooktown after police responded to a number of distress calls in the area. 

During one incident, at around 7.25pm on the evening of Friday, 11 January 2019, a witness reported a person had been inside a home and had left through a sliding glass door.

After searching the surrounding area and responding to a number of other similar calls, the boy was located and taken into custody. 

Following further investigations, the boy was charged with charged with two count each of sexual assault, and burglary, three counts of enter dwelling with intent, one count each of assault with intent to commit rape, serious assault of a person, unlawful use of motor vehicle and drive without a licence.

He has been remanded in custody.


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