Macleay Island, a Queensland schoolgirl reportedly suffocated and raped by a 20-year-old man

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Girl, 14, is ‘stalked from bus before being strangled unconscious and raped in bushland by stranger’ as police charge 20-year-old man

  • A girl was reportedly raped after getting off a bus and dragged into bushes
  • She fell unconscious after a man allegedly strangled her and dragged her away
  • The girl managed to get help from a nearby resident and fled the scene
  • The 20-year-old was in court on Thursday where he was remanded in custody

A schoolgirl was reportedly followed from a bus stop, suffocated unconscious, pulled into bushland and raped by a 20-year-old man.

The 14-year-old girl was on her way home from school when she got off the bus at Hamilton Parade on Macleay Island, off the coast of Brisbane on Wednesday.

Police allege that a 20-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, followed the girl before forcing her into bushland near the intersection of Williams and Arthur streets.

A schoolgirl was reportedly followed from a bus stop, suffocated unconscious, pulled into bushland and raped by a 20-year-old man (pictured)

A schoolgirl was reportedly followed from a bus stop, suffocated unconscious, pulled into bushland and raped by a 20-year-old man (pictured)

The 14-year-old girl was on her way home from school when she got off the bus at Hamilton Parade on Macleay Island, off the coast of Brisbane on Wednesday.

The 14-year-old girl was on her way home from school when she got off the bus at Hamilton Parade on Macleay Island, off the coast of Brisbane on Wednesday.

The 14-year-old girl was on her way home from school when she got off the bus at Hamilton Parade on Macleay Island, off the coast of Brisbane on Wednesday.

At one point, the girl became unconscious because the man put his arm around her neck to drag her into the bushes, police said.

When she came to, she fought back and ran away from her alleged attacker.

The girl managed to get help from a nearby resident and the man was arrested a short time later in the nearby bushland at Cooee Crescent.

A shocked local described the alleged incident as ‘absolutely horrifying’.

“I know the little girl and she’s an absolute sweetheart,” he said 9 News

Hailing from nearby Russell Island, the 20-year-old has been charged with rape and disability to commit a criminal offense.

He appeared before the Cleveland Magistrates Court on Thursday, where he was remanded into custody.

He will appear in court again on May 27.

The girl managed to get help from a nearby resident and the man was arrested a short time later in the nearby bushland at Cooee Crescent (photo, Macleay Island)

The girl managed to get help from a nearby resident and the man was arrested a short time later in the nearby bushland at Cooee Crescent (photo, Macleay Island)

The girl managed to get help from a nearby resident and the man was arrested a short time later in the nearby bushland at Cooee Crescent (photo, Macleay Island)

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