Boy raped in the CBD

A 27-YEAR-old man is in police custody after being charged with the rape of a 13-year-old boy in the Rockhampton CBD on Saturday afternoon.

The boy had been studying at the Southside Library in William Street and was walking near Alma Lane about 4.30pm when he was kidnapped and taken to a nearby toilet block.

There he was allegedly raped before a disturbance allowed the boy to free himself, run home and call police.

A 27-year-old man was yesterday charged with kidnapping, sodomy and rape.

Police were unable to comment yesterday on whether the offender was known to the victim.

The accused is due to appear before Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning.



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