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Motorists save woman from a teen who allegedly tried to rape her while walking home in Cairns

Good Samaritan motorists have stopped to rush to the aid of a woman being allegedly assaulted in Far North Queensland.

A teen boy, 14, has since been charged over the alleged attempted rape in Cairns early Saturday morning. 

Police allege the woman, 26, was walking along McLeod Street alone around 1.45am when she was confronted by an unknown teen. 

Motorists stopped to save a woman being allegedly assaulted in McLeod Street in Cairns

Motorists stopped to save a woman being allegedly assaulted in McLeod Street in Cairns

Police alleged the teen grabbed the woman and assaulted her as she struggled and screamed for help.

Motorists passing by stopped to help the woman and called police. 

‘After reviewing CCTV of the alleged offence, detectives conducted targeted patrols and identified the boy,’ a police statement read.

A teen, 14 has been charged with the alleged assaulted and attempted rape of a woman in Cairns in the early hours of Saturday

A teen, 14 has been charged with the alleged assaulted and attempted rape of a woman in Cairns in the early hours of Saturday

The boy was arrested early Monday morning.

He was charged with assault with intent to rape, attempted rape and sexual assault.

He was refused bail to appear in Cairns Children’s Court on Monday.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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