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13 year old girl assaulted on Mount Ainslie

By johnboy - 17 January 2012 32

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an incident where a 13-year-old girl was grabbed from behind while walking at the back of Mount Ainslie yesterday (Monday, January 16).

About 4.00 pm police were called to attend a horse trail at the back of Northcott Drive in Campbell following a report of a young girl being assaulted.

The 13-year-old was walking along the track with her dog, having entered from Hackett, and was near the dam when she was grabbed from behind by a man.

The man grabbed her around the top of her head and called for another man who was nearby to assist. As the young girl began to yell the first man grabbed her arm. The young girl continued to yell and was able to break free before running away.

A passerby found the young girl lying face down on the ground, in a disoriented state and contacted ACT Policing.

The first man is described as being around 20 years of age, very tall, with a skinny build and blonde hair. He was wearing white runners and a green-coloured shirt.

The second man is described as being around 20 years of age, very tall with possibly brown or blonde hair, wearing white runners and a number of earrings in one ear.

The victim was taken to The Canberra Hospital by ACT Ambulance Service with minor injuries.

Anyone who may have been in the area around 4 pm yesterday and saw two men matching the descriptions or is able to assist police with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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13 year old girl assaulted on Mount Ainslie
breda 6:52 pm 17 Jan 12

The fact that someone tried to grab a kid in at one time out of 24 hours in Sydney, a city of 3 million people, proves nothing about public safety.

Agree with PPs who say that the more people are out and about, the safer we all are.

p1 6:50 pm 17 Jan 12

I-filed said :

I think it’s OK for parents to let their children head up Mt Ainslie unaccompanied – provided it’s when the track is busy and people will notice them. Only yesterday I kept a vague eye on a kid of about 13 who appeared to be on his own. Ideally of course the kid would have had a friend with him.

Sigh This saddens me a lot. I know I would also keep a casual eye on a lone 13 year old I saw in the bush – I wish I didn’t feel the need. From about 8 I used to roam the scrub in Aranda and on Black Mt for many hours (usually with a friend admittedly) and have never really thought twice about it.

Holden Caulfield 6:28 pm 17 Jan 12

I-filed said :

I think it’s OK for parents to let their children head up Mt Ainslie unaccompanied – provided it’s when the track is busy and people will notice them. Only yesterday I kept a vague eye on a kid of about 13 who appeared to be on his own. Ideally of course the kid would have had a friend with him.

Hmm, maybe he did, she was walking her dog.

I-filed 6:13 pm 17 Jan 12

I think it’s OK for parents to let their children head up Mt Ainslie unaccompanied – provided it’s when the track is busy and people will notice them. Only yesterday I kept a vague eye on a kid of about 13 who appeared to be on his own. Ideally of course the kid would have had a friend with him.

creative_canberran 6:06 pm 17 Jan 12

Zeital said :

This is why young kids shouldn’t go walking around by them selfs……

In a practical sense yes but gosh society has reached a sad state when you basically can’t go anywhere anymore for fear of attack.

Unfortunately society has reached such a stage, this (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/girl-escapes-attempted-abduction/story-e6frf7jx-1226246549587) happened in Sydney yesterday. Man and a woman in a car tried to abduct a 10yr old girl.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:36 pm 17 Jan 12

Disgusting pieces of excrement. I wish i was there and saw this. They would never do it again. wtf goes through some peoples minds???

dvaey 5:17 pm 17 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

There are countries where women, young and old, are not allowed to walk around by themselves. I f you would like to live in such a society, please move to one.

You mean like, Ainslie?

Im wondering reading this story, what happened to the dog? I would have thought the dog would have jumped to the defence of its owner given the situation.

Someonesmother 4:14 pm 17 Jan 12

Shame it wasn’t a big, vicious dog.

schmeah 4:05 pm 17 Jan 12

Terrifying .. Am a regular user of the track, so this is very scary. I like to think of Canberra as a place where young people can be safe while walking their dog ..

curlylocks 3:44 pm 17 Jan 12

Not a nice thing to happen at all. Hope she is okay and they catch the creeps. I hope she comes out of this incident okay, can be a scary thing for someone to go through.

steveu 3:41 pm 17 Jan 12

Zeital said :

This is why young kids shouldn’t go walking around by them selfs……

They should be able to though.

Poor girl. Hope she is OK.

colourful sydney rac 3:40 pm 17 Jan 12

Zeital said :

This is why young kids shouldn’t go walking around by them selfs……

There are countries where women, young and old, are not allowed to walk around by themselves. I f you would like to live in such a society, please move to one.

Dork 3:36 pm 17 Jan 12

It sounds like she dealt with it incredibly well. Brave girl.
I hope she is alright.

intaba 3:31 pm 17 Jan 12

Zeital said :

This is why young kids shouldn’t go walking around by them selfs……

So true, I can’t believe this girl made herself get attacked. The family should hire someone to walk their dog instead of letting their high-school age kid take on some household responsibility.
PS It’s ‘themselves’.

Zeital 2:57 pm 17 Jan 12

This is why young kids shouldn’t go walking around by them selfs……

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