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Seventh male arrested after alleged gang rape in Adelaide CBD

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A seventh male has been arrested after the alleged gang rape of two women in the Adelaide CBD.

The 16-year-old boy from Alberton was charged him with two counts of rape. The teenager was refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Youth Court on Monday.

The two women, aged 18 and 19, were allegedly sexually assaulted about 2am in the stairwell of a carpark off Adelaide’s main night-life strip on Sunday, December 4.

Of the seven arrests, six males are facing rape charges and the other is alleged to have tried to pay off one of the victims.

Police say the two women were walking past the Hotel Plaza carpark early on Sunday morning when they were caught up in an “alcohol and cannabis-fuelled incident”.

They were then allegedly gang-raped by seven males for half an hour.

Police say one of the women managed to escape, but upon realising her friend was still caught, ran back to help and was gang-raped a second time.

In the following days, five people, including two youths, were arrested over the Hindley St incident.

The sixth arrest, a 20-year-old man from Gilberton, took place at 6pm on Thursday.

A 20-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with rape on Sunday, December 4.

On Monday, December 5, a 17-year-old Blair Athol boy was arrested and charged with rape. He was refused bail in Adelaide Youth Court.

A second 17-year-old youth, accused of offering to pay one of the victims to prevent her going to police, was arrested on Tuesday and he was also refused bail in the Adelaide Youth Court.

On the same day, a 23-year-old Kensington man was charged with two counts of rape.

The identities of the men have been suppressed under court orders.

A 21-year-old Clearview man was arrested on Wednesday.

Investigations are continuing, and police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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