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No charges laid over Holt sexual assault investigation

By johnboy - 8 November 2012 36

The investigation into the abduction and sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Holt on September 15, 2012 has been finalised, with no charges to be laid by ACT Policing.

Police have identified the person pictured in the facefit. This person has assisted police with enquiries.

ACT Policing would like to thank the community who provided nominations and information to Crime Stoppers in relation to this investigation.

We strongly encourage all victims of a sexual assault to contact police.

There are several agencies available to support victims of sexual assault including the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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No charges laid over Holt sexual assault investigation
ezy10z 11:07 am 09 Nov 12

Frustrated said :

So, she willingly got into the car, and then realised later what she did was stupid.

BINGO! happens too often and innocent guys get dragged through the mud

chewy14 10:59 am 09 Nov 12

So there’s obviously still a violent kidnapping rapist still roaming the streets? We need to organise vigilante groups to scour the streets to prevent something like this ever happening again. Curfews for every child.

OR

It didn’t happen as originally described.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:56 am 09 Nov 12

HenryBG said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I think the only other option they have is to come out and say *this would be to hard to prove so we are not going to even bother*.
.

Or, “this disagreeable teenager made the whole story up, as so often happens”.

I do think we need to know either way whether there’s rapist on the loose or whether yet another bloke has been hauled over the coals on account of a false accusation of rape.

i agree 100% with your second paragraph and thats the exact point i was making.

Your first para could have been ripped directly from a mr g post.
dont be gross.

imo makes no sense for he to lie about some randoms.

HenryBG 9:57 am 09 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I think the only other option they have is to come out and say *this would be to hard to prove so we are not going to even bother*.
.

Or, “this disagreeable teenager made the whole story up, as so often happens”.

I do think we need to know either way whether there’s rapist on the loose or whether yet another bloke has been hauled over the coals on account of a false accusation of rape.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:42 am 09 Nov 12

I think the only other option they have is to come out and say *this would be to hard to prove so we are not going to even bother*.

Meanwhile it shows other like minded scum it’s easy to get away with abduction and rape.

Lookout Smithers 12:21 am 09 Nov 12

lostinbias said :

thatsnotme said :

banco said :

You have to really read between the lines on this one.

I was thinking exactly the same thing, and it doesn’t sit well with me.

I live close by where this was supposed to have happened, and the thought that a teenage girl could have been grabbed from the side of the street, bundled into a car and raped, was pretty shocking. Although my own daughter is nowhere near old enough to be on the streets by herself (given that the ability to walk is a pre-requisite!), it wasn’t nice to think that there were people around this area who would do something like that.

If I were the parent of a teenage girl, something like this would certainly have had me worried.

I know there are privacy issues in play, and god knows what else, but I think the police at least have a responsibility to clarify the situation. To say that The investigation into the abduction and sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Holt on September 15, 2012 has been finalised, with no charges to be laid by ACT Policing. makes no sense at all. If it were truly an abduction and sexual assault, then investigations should be ongoing until an arrest is made. If it’s turned out that it wasn’t the case after all, then the community deserves to know.

I also agree. In fact the way it’s worded kind of makes it sound like the cops just told the guy “Yeah nah mate you’re right to go, you gave us a hand, aye.”

They should at least go into a tiny bit more detail in their release.

If they have finalised it, then it is very likely something has come to light to counter the claim. Otherwise it would not be the status of finalised.

lostinbias 11:16 pm 08 Nov 12

thatsnotme said :

banco said :

You have to really read between the lines on this one.

I was thinking exactly the same thing, and it doesn’t sit well with me.

I live close by where this was supposed to have happened, and the thought that a teenage girl could have been grabbed from the side of the street, bundled into a car and raped, was pretty shocking. Although my own daughter is nowhere near old enough to be on the streets by herself (given that the ability to walk is a pre-requisite!), it wasn’t nice to think that there were people around this area who would do something like that.

If I were the parent of a teenage girl, something like this would certainly have had me worried.

I know there are privacy issues in play, and god knows what else, but I think the police at least have a responsibility to clarify the situation. To say that The investigation into the abduction and sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Holt on September 15, 2012 has been finalised, with no charges to be laid by ACT Policing. makes no sense at all. If it were truly an abduction and sexual assault, then investigations should be ongoing until an arrest is made. If it’s turned out that it wasn’t the case after all, then the community deserves to know.

I also agree. In fact the way it’s worded kind of makes it sound like the cops just told the guy “Yeah nah mate you’re right to go, you gave us a hand, aye.”

They should at least go into a tiny bit more detail in their release.

bundah 10:55 pm 08 Nov 12

thatsnotme said :

banco said :

You have to really read between the lines on this one.

I was thinking exactly the same thing, and it doesn’t sit well with me.

I live close by where this was supposed to have happened, and the thought that a teenage girl could have been grabbed from the side of the street, bundled into a car and raped, was pretty shocking. Although my own daughter is nowhere near old enough to be on the streets by herself (given that the ability to walk is a pre-requisite!), it wasn’t nice to think that there were people around this area who would do something like that.

If I were the parent of a teenage girl, something like this would certainly have had me worried.

I know there are privacy issues in play, and god knows what else, but I think the police at least have a responsibility to clarify the situation. To say that The investigation into the abduction and sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Holt on September 15, 2012 has been finalised, with no charges to be laid by ACT Policing. makes no sense at all. If it were truly an abduction and sexual assault, then investigations should be ongoing until an arrest is made. If it’s turned out that it wasn’t the case after all, then the community deserves to know.

Agreed

thatsnotme 10:09 pm 08 Nov 12

banco said :

You have to really read between the lines on this one.

I was thinking exactly the same thing, and it doesn’t sit well with me.

I live close by where this was supposed to have happened, and the thought that a teenage girl could have been grabbed from the side of the street, bundled into a car and raped, was pretty shocking. Although my own daughter is nowhere near old enough to be on the streets by herself (given that the ability to walk is a pre-requisite!), it wasn’t nice to think that there were people around this area who would do something like that.

If I were the parent of a teenage girl, something like this would certainly have had me worried.

I know there are privacy issues in play, and god knows what else, but I think the police at least have a responsibility to clarify the situation. To say that The investigation into the abduction and sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Holt on September 15, 2012 has been finalised, with no charges to be laid by ACT Policing. makes no sense at all. If it were truly an abduction and sexual assault, then investigations should be ongoing until an arrest is made. If it’s turned out that it wasn’t the case after all, then the community deserves to know.

Pedrose 9:45 pm 08 Nov 12

As a resident of Holt with a daughter, I am not satisfied with this response and believe the public needs to know more. Since the alleged assault I have been reluctant to walk around my suburb.

milkman 9:40 pm 08 Nov 12

Sadly, this can be very difficult to prove, and circumstances muddy the water.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:24 pm 08 Nov 12

And this is why so many rapes go unreported.

keepitup 8:35 pm 08 Nov 12

I told you it didn’t happen.

banco 7:42 pm 08 Nov 12

You have to really read between the lines on this one.

Frustrated 7:35 pm 08 Nov 12

So, she willingly got into the car, and then realised later what she did was stupid.

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