Cairns detectives arrested and charged a 15-year-old boy after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at an Edmonton residence on Tuesday evening, April 30.
Police will allege a male broke into an Edmonton home around 9.50pm and assaulted a woman aged in her 20s.
The woman was allegedly punched in the face and hit about the head several times before being sexually assaulted.
The youth then fled the scene and the woman contacted police.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested yesterday morning and charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count each of assault with intent to rape, attempted rape and enter dwelling with intent in the night time.
The woman was transported to hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.