BYRON BAY COURT:The five boys charged over the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl will appear again on April 5.
BYRON BAY COURT:The five boys charged over the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl will appear again on April 5.

Five teens charged over sex assault



FIVE teenage boys have been charged with sex offences after the alleged gang rape of a 13-year-old girl in the Byron-Tweed area.

Police will allege that last Sunday, the five teenagers, aged between 16 and 18, had sex with the girl at a local address.

They declined to name the town in which the alleged assault took place in order to protect the identity of the girl.

The case is being investigated by the Ballina Joint Investigation Response Team. Their inquiries led to the arrest of the five teenagers yesterday.

A 17-year-old youth was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse in company, while a second 17-year-old youth was charged with one count of the same offence.

Both were granted conditional bail to appear in Byron Bay Court on April 5.

An 18-year-old man was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual intercourse in company, and a 16year-old youth was charged with one count of the offence.

They were granted conditional bail to appear in Byron Bay Court on April 13.

A 16-year-old youth appeared in Byron Bay Court yesterday charged with three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse in company.



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