A WOMAN who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a group of men in Sydney’s south-east last weekend has retracted her statement.
Following inquiries by detectives, the 28-year-old New Zealand woman withdrew her statement late yesterday.
As a result, the investigation into the alleged sexual assault, which was being led by the Sex Crimes Squad, has now concluded pending any further information being provided.
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Detectives continue to encourage anyone who feels they have been sexually, indecently or physically assaulted in any way to report the matter to police. All reports are treated seriously and are thoroughly investigated.
Police are also continuing to encourage people who use mobile dating apps and internet dating services to exercise an appropriate degree of caution when first meeting someone they have been introduced to online.
They’ve also asked for people to keep the following advice in mind:
– Arrange to meet the person in a safe, secure, busy, public location;
– Wherever possible, bring a friend or friends along so you have someone to reach out to if you feel unsafe or threatened;
– If it’s not possible to bring a friend with you, stay in regular contact with a family member or friend, keeping them abreast of how the night is going and where you may be heading to.