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Hunting the Holt rapists

By johnboy - 17 September 2012 79

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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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79 Responses to
Hunting the Holt rapists
Flossie 10:15 pm 17 Sep 12

Apt punishment that reflects the seriousness of the crime but is humane but also acts as a deterrent to others.

How about minimum non parole period of a decade and hard labour to pay their food and board.

Spykler 9:50 pm 17 Sep 12

farnarkler said :

I would have these two executed if caught. As there are so many on here who don’t believe in such harsh punishments, what would you think is an apt punishment???

In some countries these two would be executed.

Doc Dogg 9:35 pm 17 Sep 12

I don’t want to make light of this crime…but they can’t have gotten away too quickly with all the “speed cushions” along the road to “make the street safer”.

OK, back to the comments about the punishments they should receive.

farnarkler 9:14 pm 17 Sep 12

I would have these two executed if caught. As there are so many on here who don’t believe in such harsh punishments, what would you think is an apt punishment???

Spykler 8:31 pm 17 Sep 12

c_c said :

arescarti42 said :

The thing I find astounding is that it happened in broad daylight on a suburban street. These sorts of assaults usually only happen to drunk people walking home through Haig Park in the dead of night.

Not at all astonishing, daylight and even the presence of others looking on has long ceased to discourage thugs.

People generally aren’t willing to intervene, can ignore just about anything and this is what thugs now rely on. Just a shame dog-man can’t be in more places.

Have we really dropped this low?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese

milkman 7:11 pm 17 Sep 12

c_c said :

Not at all astonishing, daylight and even the presence of others looking on has long ceased to discourage thugs.

They won’t get much of a penalty anyway.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:53 pm 17 Sep 12

c_c said :

arescarti42 said :

The thing I find astounding is that it happened in broad daylight on a suburban street. These sorts of assaults usually only happen to drunk people walking home through Haig Park in the dead of night.

Not at all astonishing, daylight and even the presence of others looking on has long ceased to discourage thugs.

People generally aren’t willing to intervene, can ignore just about anything and this is what thugs now rely on. Just a shame dog-man can’t be in more places.

Also, holt

c_c 4:48 pm 17 Sep 12

arescarti42 said :

The thing I find astounding is that it happened in broad daylight on a suburban street. These sorts of assaults usually only happen to drunk people walking home through Haig Park in the dead of night.

Not at all astonishing, daylight and even the presence of others looking on has long ceased to discourage thugs.

People generally aren’t willing to intervene, can ignore just about anything and this is what thugs now rely on. Just a shame dog-man can’t be in more places.

arescarti42 3:39 pm 17 Sep 12

The thing I find astounding is that it happened in broad daylight on a suburban street. These sorts of assaults usually only happen to drunk people walking home through Haig Park in the dead of night.

PBO 3:35 pm 17 Sep 12

p1 said :

This makes me so angry.

Whenever I hear about some completely innocent 20 something male being severely beaten or killed in some totally unprovoked attacked, I wonder if it was revenge for something like this.

Beyond angry, I will be keeping an eye out for the car and those “blokes”.

Mysteryman 3:25 pm 17 Sep 12

That poor girl. I can’t imagine how awful that would have been. I hope these “men” are caught and suitably punished.

p1 3:22 pm 17 Sep 12

This makes me so angry.

Whenever I hear about some completely innocent 20 something male being severely beaten or killed in some totally unprovoked attacked, I wonder if it was revenge for something like this.

bundah 3:12 pm 17 Sep 12

Animalistic behaviour is clearly still alive and well.Once again i feel the need to reiterate that there are some who have no ‘fear of consequence’.Lenient sentencing has only consolidated that mindset.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:57 pm 17 Sep 12

This is why when my daughters are old enough they will be armed.

Filthy scumbags. Hopefully they are caught quickly.

Conan of Cooma 2:48 pm 17 Sep 12

Let me guess, they did the Harold…

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