New fears of child predators

CHILD-abduction fears on the streets of Rockhampton were heightened yesterday as police revealed two more worrying incidents were being investigated by Operation Guardian officers.
Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.
“The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.
“One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away,” said Insp Somerville.
He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.
“She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.
“They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days.”
Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools premises before and after school.
Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved in the various incidents were all different, the white van detail was worrying.
it was worrying that white vans were reported in the two incidents to come to light yesterday.
“Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents,” he said.
The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.
On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Lichtenberger Eichelberger St for safety when she was approached by a man.
The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men approached her.
CHILD-abduction fears on the streets of Rockhampton were heightened yesterday as police revealed two more worrying incidents were being investigated by Operation Guardian officers.
Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.
“The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.
“One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away,” said Insp Somerville.
He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.
“She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.
“They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days.”
Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools premises before and after school.
Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved in the various incidents were all different, the white van detail was worrying.
it was worrying that white vans were reported in the two incidents to come to light yesterday.
“Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents,” he said.
The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.
On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Lichtenberger Eichelberger St for safety when she was approached by a man.
The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men approached her.
CHILD-abduction fears on the streets of Rockhampton were heightened yesterday as police revealed two more worrying incidents were being investigated by Operation Guardian officers.
Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.
“The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.
“One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away,” said Insp Somerville.
He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.
“She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.
“They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days.”
Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools premises before and after school.
Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved in the various incidents were all different, the white van detail was worrying.
it was worrying that white vans were reported in the two incidents to come to light yesterday.
“Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents,” he said.
The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.
On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Lichtenberger Eichelberger St for safety when she was approached by a man.
The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men approached her.
CHILD-abduction fears on the streets of Rockhampton were heightened yesterday as police revealed two more worrying incidents were being investigated by Operation Guardian officers.
Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.
“The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.
“One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away,” said Insp Somerville.
He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.
“She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.
“They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days.”
Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools premises before and after school.
Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved in the various incidents were all different, the white van detail was worrying.
it was worrying that white vans were reported in the two incidents to come to light yesterday.
“Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents,” he said.
The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.
On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Lichtenberger Eichelberger St for safety when she was approached by a man.
The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men approached he

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Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.
“The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.
“One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away,” said Insp Somerville.
He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.
“She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.
“They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days.”
Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools premises before and after school.
Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved in the various incidents were all different, the white van detail was worrying.
it was worrying that white vans were reported in the two incidents to come to light yesterday.
“Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents,” he said.
The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.
On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Lichtenberger Eichelberger St for safety when she was approached by a man.
The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men approached her.
CHILD-abduction fears on the streets of Rockhampton were heightened yesterday as police revealed two more worrying incidents were being investigated by Operation Guardian officers.
Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.
“The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.
“One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away,” said Insp Somerville.
He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.
“She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.
“They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days.”
Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools premises before and after school.
Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved in the various incidents were all different, the white van detail was worrying.
it was worrying that white vans were reported in the two incidents to come to light yesterday.
“Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents,” he said.
The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.
On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Lichtenberger Eichelberger St for safety when she was approached by a man.
The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men approached her.
CHILD-abduction fears on the streets of Rockhampton were heightened yesterday as police revealed two more worrying incidents were being investigated by Operation Guardian officers.
Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.
“The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.
“One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away,” said Insp Somerville.
He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.
“She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.
“They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days.”
Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools premises before and after school.
Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved in the various incidents were all different, the white van detail was worrying.
it was worrying that white vans were reported in the two incidents to come to light yesterday.
“Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents,” he said.
The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.
On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Lichtenberger Eichelberger St for safety when she was approached by a man.
The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men approached her.
CHILD-abduction fears on the streets of Rockhampton were heightened yesterday as police revealed two more worrying incidents were being investigated by Operation Guardian officers.
Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.
“The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.
“One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away,” said Insp Somerville.
He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.
“She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.
“They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable,” he said.
“That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days.”
Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools premises before and after school.
Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved in the various incidents were all different, the white van detail was worrying.
it was worrying that white vans were reported in the two incidents to come to light yesterday.
“Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents,” he said.
The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.
On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Lichtenberger Eichelberger St for safety when she was approached by a man.
The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men app
CHILD-abduction fears on the streets of Rockhampton were heightened yesterday as police revealed two more worrying incidents were being investigated by Operation Guardian officers.

Inspector Darren Somerville said three men in a white van had terrified a young girl walking home from Berserker State School on Wednesday afternoon.

"The girl was walking along Nobbs St at about 3.30pm when the van pulled up behind her.

"One of the men shouted to her ‘get in, get in’, but thankfully she ran away," said Insp Somerville.

He said police were also investigating a report that on Tuesday morning, a Year 9 pupil was approached in Waterloo St as she made her way to school.

"She said a white van with dark windows containing two relatively young men had verbally harassed her.

"They used inappropriate sexual language and made her feel uncomfortable," he said.

"That’s now four incidents where young children have been approached in the last few days."

Operation Guardian, run by the Child Protection Investigation Unit of Rockhampton police, is organising patrols by plain-clothes and uniformed officers near schools before and after school.

Insp Somerville said while the descriptions of men involved were different, the white van detail was worrying.

"Hopefully there is nothing in it and it’s just a heightened sense of public awareness that has caused this spike in incidents," he said.

The two separate incidents which sparked the fears that a pervert might be looking to abduct a child from Rocky’s streets, involved girls near Frenchville State School earlier this week.

On Monday morning a 12-year-old ran to a house in Eichelberger St when she was approached by a man.

The following morning a 10-year-old ran to school after two men approached her.



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