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Rape Charge, Cairns

Police have charged a boy following the alleged rape of a woman in Cairns on Friday.

It will be alleged a teenage boy gained entry to an Edmonton home around 5am and sexually assaulted a female resident.

The woman and boy were not known to each other. The victim was transported to hospital for treatment.

Police attended the scene and arrested a 17-year-old boy a short time later.

He has been charged with rape, assault with intent to commit rape and enter dwelling with intent. The boy will remain in custody until his court appearance on Saturday.