ALERT: Police were called to Australiana Park on Tuesday afternoon after two men propositioned a teenager in a toilet cubicle.
ALERT: Police were called to Australiana Park on Tuesday afternoon after two men propositioned a teenager in a toilet cubicle.

Teen feared rape attack from older men in broad daylight

A TEENAGER said he feared he was about to be raped when two men in their 50s ambushed and repeatedly propositioned him in a Warwick park toilet in broad daylight.

Dale Lee, 19, entered the Australiana Park toilet block about 4.30pm on Tuesday and found a man looking over the cubicle at him.

Mr Lee said the man offered him oral sex three times, despite the teenager telling him he wasn't interested.

As he exited the cubicle, another man walked in.

The teenager said the second man had his hands in his pants and was acting indecently while telling Mr Lee they were "looking to see what fun they could have".

The shaken teenager quickly left.

"I walked outside and they both walked out and went to the hospital park toilets and I went straight to the police station," he said.

"I feel violated and when I saw the second man I thought, 'great, they're going to try and rape me'.

"With two of them on just me, I wouldn't have stood a chance."

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Mr Lee said he wanted to speak out to help protect others.

"I just want to warn everyone so it doesn't happen again," he said.

"If that was a kid or a young teenager it could have been much worse - it would have scarred them for life.

"There's way too many kids that go missing and we don't need any more."

Warwick police officers quickly arrived at Australiana Park and arrested two men at the scene.

Officer in charge of the Warwick police station Jamie Deacon said the men - a 59-year-old Warwick man and a 52-year-old Toowoomba man - had each been charged with public nuisance.

Both men have been released on bail and are due to front Warwick Magistrates Court on December 2.

Senior Sergeant Deacon said although incidents such as those alleged in this instance were rare in Warwick, it was a reminder for parents to remain vigilant in public spaces.

"That behaviour is lewd, it is not condoned in any shape or form, and police will have zero tolerance for it.''



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