A 15-year-old girl has allegedly been sexually assaulted during a “random attack” in Western Australia’s Mid West region.
Police say the girl was walking in Rangeway, in Geraldton, about 2am on Saturday when a man grabbed her from behind.
The man allegedly took her to nearby vacant land where he sexually assaulted her then ran away.
“This appears to be a random attack,” Inspector Dave Hooper said.
“Detectives are treating this as a priority matter and extensive investigative actions are underway.
“Specialist detectives have flown to Geraldton from Perth to assist local detectives through this investigation and are providing the victim and her family with support that they need.
“A report of this nature is incredibly concerning.”
The accused man is described as dark skinned and wearing an Adidas shirt.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers.
Originally published as Teen in ‘random’ sex attack