- Police allege a man entered a home in Tennant Creek and assaulted a woman
- An 18-year-old man has been charged after alleged assault on Sunday night
- In February a two-year-old girl was allegedly raped there by a 24-year-old man
A teenager has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in an alcohol-fuelled remote town where a two-year-old was allegedly raped.
An 18-year-old man has been charged after the alleged assault in the Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek.
He allegedly broke into a home and assaulted the woman on Sunday night.
A teenager has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a troubled alcohol-fuelled town where a two-year-old was allegedly raped
He is said to have entered other homes around the same time and stolen property.
The teenager will face Alice Springs Local Court on Wednesday on multiple charges, including attempted sexual intercourse and five counts of unlawful entry.
In February a two-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 24-year-old man in the same town.
The toddler was flown to the Alice Springs Hospital before being rushed to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, where she was placed in an induced coma because of the severity of her injuries.
The alleged rapist has since been arrested and charged with sexual assault and was denied bail.
He is due to appear in the Alice Springs Local Court via video link from jail on April 19.
In the wake of the alleged crime, the Northern Territory Director General of Licensing ramped up alcohol restrictions across the town (pictured) which is said to be ‘drowning in drink.’
In the wake of the alleged crime Northern Territory Director General of Licensing ramped up alcohol restrictions across the town which is said to be ‘drowning in drink.’
They involve limiting takeaway alcohol sales to between 3-6pm on Monday to Saturday and limiting the amount of alcohol an individual can purchase.
In the first week of restrictions, the number of children a local youth centre needed to feed each evening dropped from 70 to 50.
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