Man charged over teen rape

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

A TOWNSVILLE man charged over the rape of a 15-year-old girl has ap­peared in the Townsville Mag­is­trates Court. The 29-year-old unem­ployed man was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day af­ter the sex­ual as­sault of the teenager on Tues­day af­ter­noon in her Deer­a­gun home. Po­lice al­lege that the com­plainant and the de­fen­dant are known to each other but are not re­lated. The de­fen­dant’s lawyer did not ap­ply for bail due to out­stand­ing war­rants for his ar­rest in Vic­to­ria. He has been re­manded in cus­tody un­til March 23 when he will ap­pear on the rape charge and for mi­nor drug of­fences.

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