Man arrested after attempting to abduct, rape child who played in school yard

A MAN has been charged with intent to rape after he attempted to abduct a child from a school near Ipswich on Wednesday.

The man, aged in his 50’s, is reported to have entered the grounds of Kruger State School around 11.20am where he threatened a group of school children with assault.

The man is then alleged to have grabbed one of the children by the arm, however the child managed to escape with the man fleeing the scene.


Overnight, police raided a home in a neighbouring suburb and arrested a 52-year-old man.

He will appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.