POLICE are looking for three men following an alleged sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl who was running along Spofforth Street in Holt at about 5.30pm yesterday, listening to music through earphones, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged into a car.
The Adult Sexual Assault Team says that after the girl was assaulted by one of the males, she was driven to a car park near the Kippax playing fields and released.
The girl notified her partner and guardian who called the police.
Police are calling for witnesses who may have seen a four-door, blue, Ford Falcon sedan, driving in the vicinity at the time.
The three males involved were described as Caucasian, 18-25-years-old with Australian accents. One is described as having a large build and blue/green eyes and the driver was described as having a husky voice with dark hair.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident should call 1800 333000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
"IT'S the worst feeling in the world when you hand a young person a swag or sleeping bag, knowing that’s the best you can do for them,” says Sarah Murdoch, who runs Raw Potential, a community-funded program dedicated to improving the lives of Canberra’s disadvantaged youth. KATE MEIKLE reports.