‘Folsom Street Fair’ on Fairmont Street is not a fair’: Police
Police in Australia are investigating a suspected case of child sexual exploitation after a woman who was walking with a friend in a public park on a Friday night was assaulted by a man.
“She was in shock, but she was able to get to the bathroom and get some medical assistance,” police spokesman Detective Sergeant Mark Evans said.
The attack happened just before 10pm on Friday at Folsom Place in Brisbane’s east.
A group of women were walking down a street in the city when they were approached by two men.
After the attack, one of the women fled the scene, and a short time later the men chased her into the park, where they raped her.
Ms O’Brien was taken to hospital, but police are now investigating a possible sexual assault charge.
Police said they have no information about who the men were or why they were walking with the woman.
One of the men was described as being in his 20s, with a light complexion, wearing a dark hoodie, a white top and black jeans.
Another man was described in a police statement as being of Middle Eastern appearance and standing about five feet eight inches tall, weighing about 180 kilograms.
He was wearing a black and white jacket, blue jeans, and dark trainers.
Officers have appealed for information about the men’s identities.
Folssom Street, one-quarter of a kilometre (one mile) north-east of Brisbane, is home to some of the city’s most prestigious entertainment venues, including the Grand Opera House and the City Theatre.
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