SEXUAL VIOLENCE STARTS EARLY! Teen boy arrested in Wollongong for allegedly raping 14 & 16-yr-old girls he met online

A teenage boy who has just turned 18 has been arrested and charged in Wollongong over the alleged rapes of a 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl who he had met online.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad have charged a teenager over the alleged sexual abuse of two teenage girls he met online earlier this year.

Police began investigations into the male teenage suspect in June after receiving reports of a 16-year-old girl being sexually abused by a 17-year-old boy who was known to her.

The girl had met the boy online before deciding to meet in person in Wollongong on Friday, June 18 when it’s alleged that he sexually assaulted her on a number of occasions.

During their inquiries, police also tied the same suspect as being allegedly involved in the sexual assault of another teenage girl a few weeks later on Wednesday, July 7.

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On that occasion, police allege a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the Illawarra area by the teenage boy she had initially met through social media.

The young man, who has just turned 18, was arrested after police raided his residence in the northern Wollongong suburb of Woonona on the morning of Friday, September 3.

Police claim they also seized a number of items relevant to the investigation during the raid.

The teenager was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with two counts of having sexual intercourse with a child aged 14 to 16 years and five counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

He was formally refused bail after a brief appearance at the Wollongong Children’s Court with the matter to be heard again in court on Tuesday, September 7.

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Serkan Ozturk is an investigative journalist and the publisher and editor of True Crime News Weekly. His journalism has previously been featured by the likes of RT News, Sydney Morning Herald and Crikey. He is a member of the MEAA.

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