Attempted sexual assault - Darwin
Friday 05-Oct-2012 11:02
A 37-year-old man is in Police custody after an alleged attempted sexual assault in Darwin City this morning.
Superintendent James O’Brien from the Sex Crimes Division said that shortly before midnight, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly attacked by a man who attempted to sexually assault her.
“Soon after the alleged assault took place, the victim was approached by members patrolling in the area who were concerned for the girl’s safety. The girl has then reported the matter to Police,” said Superintendent O’Brien.
“While members were in attendance at the scene, a 37-year-old man came to their attention and he was subsequently arrested. He is currently assisting Detectives with their enquiries.
“A crime scene was established in Edmunds Street however the road has since re-opened. Detectives from the Sex Crimes Division are continuing with investigations.”
Police urge anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area to contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Sarah Baldwin (Trinne)
0427 660 594