A lady has allegedly been raped in the bathroom cubicle of a north Queensland quick meals restaurant in a “disgraceful” and “random, violent assault”, a courtroom has heard.
A Cairns man, 22, has been charged with 10 offences together with 5 counts of rape, and two of sexual assault over the alleged assault on the girl, 37, on Sunday afternoon.
Police mentioned the pair weren’t recognized to one another.
CCTV footage referred to by the police prosecutor in courtroom and launched by police media exhibits the person pacing and searching across the Townsville restaurant.
Police prosecutor Kellie Mythen informed the Townsville Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom this morning the girl didn’t have an opportunity to lock the door when she turned and located the defendant behind her.
Ms Mythen mentioned the girl tried to scream however feared she could be strangled when the person positioned his hand over her mouth and informed her to be quiet.
She mentioned the pair have been within the cubicle for about 15 minutes and the sufferer tried to flee twice.
“The sufferer goes to undergo some bodily and emotional trauma on account of this,” Ms Mythen mentioned.
“The assault that has taken place … can solely be adequately described as disgraceful.
“It is a disgraceful show of sexual assault in direction of an harmless member of the general public.
“[It occurred] at a time within the afternoon and early night the place these explicit eating places may see appreciable site visitors of individuals after college hours … when folks could be getting their dinner.”
Justice of the Peace Cathy Wadley thought-about the person’s restricted prison historical past however rejected his bail software due to the severity of the alleged offences.
“The offences are extraordinarily severe, there is a sturdy prosecution case and the allegations contain an unprovoked, random, violent assault on an harmless girl,” Justice of the Peace Wadley mentioned.
“Given the extent of violence perpetrated, allegedly, I’m of the view you’re an unacceptable danger of endangering the protection and welfare of members of the general public.”
The person’s case is subsequent due in courtroom in February 2019.