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Lismore sexual assault appeal

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Police are investigating the sexual assault of a teenager in Lismore at the weekend.

The 19-year-old woman told police she was walking along Magellan Street about 11.30 on Saturday night, August 17, when she noticed three young males following her.

Police were told the youths grabbed the girl near the intersection with Cathcart Street and one of them then sexually assaulted her. After they left, she called police.

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify them.

The first youth is described as being in his late teens, of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 170 to 175cm tall, with a slightly obese build, medium-length dark brown/black wavy hair, and brown or hazel eyes. He is described as having acne scars on his chin and cheeks.

The second youth is also described as being in his late teens and of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance with short, dark hair. He was described as being slightly shorter than the first male, having a round face and a big nose. At the time both were wearing dark, hooded jumpers and baggy dark coloured shorts.

The third man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his mid-20s, tall, with a ‘lanky’ build, short, curly blond hair, and at the time was wearing a light-coloured hooded jumper and dark skinny jeans.

Anyone with information should call Lismore Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.


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