Three teenage boys have been charged as investigations continue into the sexual assault in company of a girl in Sydney’s west two months ago, NSW Police say.
On Saturday 21 May 2016, police from Mt Druitt Local Area Command were contacted following reports a 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by a boy she knew and his friends at a home in Mt Druitt.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad established Strike Force Basks to investigate the incident.
As a result of inquiries, a 15-year-old boy was arrested at the home at Mt Druitt on Sunday 22 May 2016.
He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with four counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with person aged 14-16.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Children’s Court, where he was formally refused bail to appear at the same court tomorrow.
Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives arrested a 17-year-old boy at Hebersham on Tuesday (26 July 2016).
He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with detain for advantage, aggravated sexual assault in company, and aggravated indecent assault in company.
He was refused bail and appeared at Parramatta Children’s Court, where he was formally refused bail to appear at the same court on Friday 26 August 2016.
Another 17-year-old boy was arrested at Mt Druitt yesterday.
He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault in company, and breach of bail.
He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.
Inquiries are continuing.
The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stopers.