Three women charged with child sex offences

Three woman appeared in Murgon Magistrates Court after Operation Puma wrapped up. Picture: FILE

Three woman have been charged with child sex offences after the closure of a police operation on 18 August.

The Murgon Child Protection Investigation Unit undertook Operation Puma.

Police will allege that between March and May 2021, the women engaged with a 14-year-old boy on multiple occasion via phone before interacting inappropriately with him in person in Cherbourg.

A 28-year-old Cherbourg woman has been charged with three counts each of carnal knowledge with a child under 16, using a carriage service to procure persons under 16 years of age and one count of indecent treatment of children under 16.

A 21-year-old Cherbourg woman has been charged with one count each of carnal knowledge with a child under 16, using a carriage service to procure persons under 16 years of age and indecent treatment of children under 16.

A 32-year-old Cherbourg woman has been charged with one count each of carnal knowledge of children under 16 and using a carriage service to procure persons under 16 years of age.

The three woman appeared in Murgon Magistrates on 14 September.