Queensland police charge Thornlands man and woman with sexual assault at acupuncture business

Thornlands pair charged with sexual assault

POLICE have charged a man and woman with sexual assault offences as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged rape of a woman on multiple occasions at an acupuncture business in Thornlands.

An investigation spanning more than two years, saw detectives execute a search warrant on the business address on Tuesday where evidence was collected.

Crime and Intelligence Command's Sexual Crime Unit started an investigation after receiving information from the Office of Health Ombudsman in May 2019 and a formal complaint from the victim.

It is alleged that a man and woman operating an acupuncture business sexually assaulted the female victim between April 2017 and January 2018, while she was seeking treatment.

Police confirmed a 65-year-old man has been charged with seven counts of rape and five counts of sexual assault.

A 50-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of rape and five counts of sexual assault.

Both are due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates court on July 5.

Police are appealing to anyone with information relating to the matter or victims of similar incidents at the acupuncture business to come forward.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.