Woman charged with child sex offences

ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team (SACAT) have arrested a 39-year-old woman following an investigation into her alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl. 

Police will allege that the woman met and abused the child while she was the victim’s basketball coach in 2009. 

Yesterday (6 June 2024), a search warrant was executed at the woman’s residence, where she was later charged with four counts of sexual intercourse with a young person under 16 years, and two historical family violence offences against the same victim, being choking another person, and possessing an offensive weapon with intent. 

The woman is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning. 

Anyone with information relating to this matter is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website , quoting reference number 7767511. Information can be provided anonymously.  

There is no statute of limitations for sexual offences in the ACT. It doesn’t matter how much time may have passed and it is never too late to report.     

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, you can report to police by attending a police station or calling ACT Policing Communications on 131 444. You can also submit an online report for historical sexual assault for incidents that occurred more than six months ago.     

The ACT Policing website has a dedicated section for victims of sexual assault, with information and a range of advice and details of support options. 



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

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