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Teenager charged over sexual assault of a seven-year-old girl while she was showering in a caravan park bathroom

  • Teenager 15, allegedly sexually assaulted a girl, 7 at a caravan park toilet block
  • The alleged incident occurred in Karratha in Western Australia's Pilbara region
  • Charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age
  • Boy was refused bail to will appear in Karratha Children's Court on Thursday

A city in Western Australia's Pilbara region has been rocked by an alleged sexual assault of a seven-year-old girl by a 15-year-old male teenager at a public toilet block.

The alleged sexual assault happened on Tuesday afternoon at a caravan park in Karratha in the state's north, Perth Now reports.

It's understood the girl was having a shower at a toilet block at the caravan park when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old teenager.

The alleged sexual assault happened in Karratha, a city in Western Australia's Pilbara region

The alleged sexual assault happened in Karratha, a city in Western Australia's Pilbara region

She ran back to her family and was reportedly distraught.

The caravan park, which has not been publicly identified for legal reasons, confirmed an alleged incident took place.

Detectives at Karratha Police Station (pictured) charged the 15-year-old teenage boy with two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age

Detectives at Karratha Police Station (pictured) charged the 15-year-old teenage boy with two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age

'The security of our parks and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance, and we are working closely with police on this matter,' a statement said.

Karratha detectives have charged the teenager with two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age.

He was refused bail and will appear in Karratha Children's Court on Thursday.

Western Australia Police (stock image) said the alleged incident took place on Tuesday afternoon

Western Australia Police (stock image) said the alleged incident took place on Tuesday afternoon

 

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