Man charged over teen rape
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.