A Third Teenager Charged in Alleged Abduction and Assault Case in Melbourne

A third teenager has been charged in connection with the alleged abduction and assault of a schoolboy in Melbourne’s south-east. The incident occurred last week when a 14-year-old schoolboy was reportedly forced into an SUV in Glen Huntly before being thrown out of the moving vehicle. The victim sustained “life-altering” head injuries and remained in serious condition in hospital as of Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, a 14-year-old girl was arrested and charged with multiple offenses including conduct endangering serious injury, recklessly causing serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, dangerous driving, armed robbery, robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, and possessing the proceeds of crime. She has been bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Two other teenagers were previously charged in relation to the alleged abduction. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday and faced 30 charges, including theft of a vehicle and intentionally causing serious injury. He was accused of stealing various items, including a Volkswagen valued at more than $55,000, mobile phones, an electric scooter, and sets of keys. The case is scheduled to return to court on September 28.

A 15-year-old was also arrested on Saturday and charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, robbery, conduct endangering life, intentionally causing serious injury, theft of a motor vehicle, and theft. He was remanded to the Children’s Court.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to a spokesperson for Victoria Police.

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