NT Police have confirmed they are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a child in Alice Springs, but did not say when they first became aware of the incident.
In a rare statement released Saturday night, police media manager Rob Cross said detectives from the Alice Springs Criminal Investigation branch “received a report of a child under the age of 16 years, sexually assaulted at a residential property in Alice Springs”.
Mr Cross did not say when the alleged assault took place and failed to provide a description of the alleged offenders.
The NT Independent understands police are investigating the involvement of two men in the incident that involved a child.
NT Police did not say whether the alleged offenders are still at large.
“Investigations are ongoing, no further information will be provided to protect the identity of the victim,” Mr Cross said.
The NT Police executive and media unit have come under continued criticism for failing to report sexual assaults in a timely manner, especially those involving children.