Police encouraging victims to come forward after teen charged with sex offences


A 17-year-old Tuggeranong district boy will face the ACT Children’s Court today (Monday 14 November 2022) charged with two counts of sexual intercourse without consent, one count of non-consensual sharing of intimate images and one count of using a telecommunications service to menace.

The charges relate alleged offending against three separate teenage girls in the past four months.

Following complaints from the victims, ACT Policing Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team Detectives conducted an investigation which resulted in the execution of a search warrant at the boy’s residence and his arrest on Saturday (12 November 2022).

Police are urging any victims of sexual assault, including anyone who is aware of intimate images being shared without the subject’s consent, to report these criminal activities.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, you can report to police by attending a police station or calling 131444.

You can also submit an online report for historical sexual assault for incidents that occurred more than six months ago.

If your report relates to this matter, please quote 7222548.

Anyone who can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au

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