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Graham2001 12 June 2018 07:34 AM

Police release video of woman sought after sex assault at train station
 
Quote:

A woman is being sought following the sexual assault of a 17-year-old schoolgirl at a railway station in Melbourne’s west last month.

The girl was on her way home from school about 2pm on Tuesday, May 1 when the woman allegedly approached her from behind at Newport station and sexually assaulted her as she walked down the ramp to the exit.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/police-rel...025349408.html

overyonder 12 June 2018 12:48 PM

Why is her face covered if they're trying to identify her? Wondering.

OY

GenYus234 12 June 2018 02:38 PM

I'm guessing because of fear of vigilantes attacking her or someone that resembles her? Or because she is still just a person of interest but people often jump right to assuming guilt. If it turns out she is not guilty, not having her picture on a story about sexual assault would prevent a lot of issues down the road.

Alarm 12 June 2018 02:57 PM

they found her!
 
https://au.news.yahoo.com/woman-char...101036683.html
Quote:

A 32-year-old woman from Williamstown has been charged after allegedly assaulting a schoolgirl at a train station in Melbourne last month.

Graham2001 13 June 2018 04:49 AM

Glad to hear she turned herself in. This is going to be an interesting case to follow.

Biggles 13 June 2018 05:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by overyonder (Post 1980711)
Why is her face covered if they're trying to identify her?

In the initial story (and link), her face was not blurred. After she had handed herself in and been charged by Police then it was a matter before the Court, and to avoid prejudice in any trial an offenders face is often blurred by news outlets.

I suspect that you may have clicked on the link after the online story had been updated and therefore only seen the blurred face.


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