A 15-year-old girl was raped by an unknown assailant at a secluded place in Waterfalls while she was on her way to school last Friday morning
Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the incident and said investigations were still in progress.
“A 15-year-old girl who was waiting for transport to school at a bus stop was called to a secluded place by an unknown man and she complied. The man proposed love to the girl and she turned him down,” she said.
The man grabbed the girl and raped her once. She cried for help and two men who were passing by rushed to the scene but the man fled.
A report was made to the police.
“Members of the public are discouraged from accompanying strangers to secluded places. They should not accept drinks or gifts which are suspicious from such companions. Children should be accompanied by adults or other pupils when going to and coming from school,” Snr Asst Comm Charamba said.
She said they were appealing to anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect to contact any nearest police station or the National Complaints Desk on (04) 703631.
Last week, two suspected armed robbers raided a house in Epworth and took turns to rape a 16-year-old girl while she was sleeping with her mother.
The two robbers have since been arrested in connection with the case after they went back to the house the following morning after they went to the house to look for $5 change.
Police said the two armed robbers went to the girl’s house where they forcibly opened the door with an iron bar.
They threaten the girl and her mother who is aged 33 with a knife before stealing a stove, plates, pots, shoes and $10 cash.
The robbers took the goods outside and went back inside the house where they took turns to rape the girl.
After committing the crime, the two disappeared but returned the following day looking for $5 change and they were identified by the girl, leading to their arrest.
Meanwhile, police are investigating two cases of armed robbery, which occurred in which armed robbers pounced on premises and stole $12 000 cash and property.