Police make arrest over indecent assaults in Alice Springs

Northern Territory Police have charged a 15-year-old youth in relation to multiple indecent assault incidents in Alice Springs.

It will be alleged the youth indecently assaulted five women on separate occasions in the Hartley Street and Railway Terrace area from Sunday January 12 to Tuesday January 21.

The youth has been charged with six counts of indecent assault. At the time of writing, bail is yet to be determined.

Regional Investigations Division Superintendent Jo Foley encouraged anyone who may have been a victim of indecent assault in Alice Springs recently, to report it.

“It is possible there are more than five victims of this type of offending out there who have not reported it to police.

“I strongly encourage anyone who has been or is touched inappropriately to report it to police as it is this sort of information which helps us identify and address concerning behaviour.”

The youth has also been charged with one count each of unlawful entry, attempted unlawful entry and stealing in relation to two separate incidents; one at a commercial property in Ciccone on January 12 and the other at a licensed premises on Barrett Drive on Tuesday January 21.

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