ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations is investigating a sexual assault which occurred on Saturday evening (September 15) in Holt.
About 5.30pm, a 16-year-old girl was running along Spofforth Street in Holt, listening to music via her earphones, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a Ford Falcon sedan, possibly metallic blue in colour, by two men.
After the girl was sexually assaulted by one of the men, she was driven to a car park near the Kippax Playing Fields and released. The girl notified her partner and guardian who in turn contacted police.
The three males involved were described as Caucasian, 18-25 years old with Australian accents.
Detective Superintendent Brett McCann from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations said incidents like this are extremely rare in Canberra and police have committed a range of resources to finding these offenders.
“An incident like this is traumatic to the victim and her family, and is totally unacceptable to our community,” Detective Superintendent McCann said.
“We are urging anyone who may know those involved in this crime, or knows someone matching the description of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers or police.”
One male is described as having a large build, short blond hair, blue/green eyes, with stubble facial hair. He was wearing light blue denim jeans, a blue/green jumper with white cuffs on the sleeves and white writing on the front.
The driver was described as having a husky voice, dark coloured hair with shaved sides and a mohawk, clean shaven and wearing a dark top.
The front passenger was described as having a light brown short hair with freckles on the back of his neck. He was wearing a black long sleeve Adidas jumper with white stripes down the arms.
ACT Policing is urging anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.