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Alleged sexual assault of Aussie in Bali under investigation

Tourists also warned of possible measles outbreak

Indonesian authorities are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a Perth woman in Legian, Bali.


Aged in her early forties, the holidaymaker claims she was attacked by two men on a beach behind Double Six Street at 12.45am, after a man claiming to be an ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver picked her up, police said.


Legian Beach


According to Fairfax Media, Denpasar Police Chief Hadi Purnomo said the apparent “good Samaritan” had offered to take her back to the hotel even though the victim had no money.   


"Instead of taking her to the hotel she was taken to the back of Double Six, to the beach, that's where it happened," Mr Purnomo said.


"According to the victim there were two perpetrators. She said when they got there his friend came."


Wearing a long dress and found crying, the woman however refused a medical examination, the police chief said. There were also no apparent injuries or obvious signs of struggle.


"She doesn't want to be exposed, when she filed the police report, it was her friend who took her to report it. We then followed up the report, went to the crime scene, interviewed the victim, we requested an examination," Mr Purnomo remarked.


As well as reviewing CCTV footage, police have interviewed five witnesses.


Meanwhile, Bali-bound travellers have been warned of a measles outbreak on the island after two infected Aussies returned to Australia within days of each other.


According to News Corp, the Brisbane and Sydney residents were on Virgin Australia flights from Denpasar.


Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 17 March 2017

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