Boy, 5, allegedly gang-raped in a brutal attack on Queensland beach
Three boys, all under the age of 14, will be dealt with by Queensland Police after allegedly raping a 5-year-old boy in a lonely Queensland community.
Queensland Police confirmed the three boys, aged between 10 and 13, will face charges under the Youth Justice Act after the alleged brutal rape.
Police said the incident had occurred on a beach at Napranum,
a remote Indigenous community, just after 7 pm on July 1.
Napranum is a small community on the west coast of the Cape York peninsula, around 10 hours north of Cairns.
Sources told The Australian someone had removed the three alleged offenders from the remote community amid threats of retribution.
“There are big arguments about how this happened,” the source said.
“It is creating gigantic problems in the town.
They took one out of the community.
It is not the first time something like this has happened.”
It’s understood the 5-year-old was flown from Napranum to Cairns for medical treatment.
Napranum mayor Janita Motton told The Australian she hadn’t been told about the alleged rape
and was disappointed Queensland Police hadn’t informed her.
“I am shocked, I haven’t been told by police, and can’t comment,” Motton said.
None of the boys have been formally charged or put in custody.