A MAN has been accused of chocking a teenage girl unconscious before raping her after stalking her when she got off a school bus.
The suspect, 20, allegedly followed the 14-year-old girl as she made her way home from school on Macleay Island, Australia on Wednesday afternoon.
A 20-year-old man has appeared in court charged with rape after a teenager was attacked in Australia[/caption]
It is alleged the schoolgirl, 14, was forced into bushland on Macleay Island, off the Brisbane coast, before being raped[/caption]
Police allege he forced the youngster into bushland after she got off the bus near Hamilton Parade before chocking her until she was unconscious and raping her.
She reportedly regained consciousness during the assault and fought off her attacker, who ran away
A nearby resident then came to help her.
The man – who cannot be named for legal reasons – was later found in bushland off Cooee Crescent and arrested.
A local man described the incident as “absolutely horrifying” to 9News.
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“I know the little girl and she’s an absolute sweetheart,” he added.
The suspect, from neighbouring Russell Island off the Brisbane coast, appeared at Cleveland Magistrates Court yesterday charged with rape.
He was remanded in custody and is due back in court on May 27.
Source: The Sun
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