Detectives from the Sex Crimes Section apprehended two boys yesterday in relation to two alleged indecent assaults committed against two female victims in Casuarina on 23 March.
The assaults occurred within six minutes of each other and involved the women being approached from behind and being touched inappropriately.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Grieve said, “The first youth, aged 14, was arrested for aggravated assault and released into the custody of his parents without charge. He will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.”
The second alleged offender was nine years of age and cannot be charged due to being under the age of criminal responsibility (10 years). He was released into the care of his responsible adults with appropriate referrals for ongoing support.
“We commend the women for reporting these incidents. Thanks to the reports, we were able to identify the alleged offenders and early action and intervention is being taken to address their behaviour.”