Rape charge at Cairns

Police have charged a boy following the alleged rape of a woman in Cairns this morning.

It will be alleged a teenage boy gained entry to an Edmonton home around 5am and sexually assaulted a female resident.

The woman and boy were not known to each other. The victim was transported to hospital for treatment.

Police attended the scene and arrested a 17-year-old boy a short time later.

He has been charged with rape, assault with intent to commit rape and enter dwelling with intent. The boy will remain in custody until his court appearance tomorrow.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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