THE court case against four males accused of sexually assaulting a young Orange woman in a Wahratta Way park several months ago has stalled.
DNA evidence which police claim will link the three juveniles and one adult to the sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman is still waiting to be processed.
As a strictly indictable offence in each instance, the case against three juveniles and one adult is being handled by the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The DPP made application to the Orange Local Court last week for examination of the forensic evidence to be fast- tracked, with magistrate Bruce Williams ordering the fast- tracking of evidence.
In early August last year a full brief of evidence was presented to the court by the prosecution claiming the four males had circled the female in the park while she was being walked home from a party and forced her to take part in a number of sexual acts.
Two of the juveniles and the adult charged with offences had their bail continued in Orange Local Court at the last sitting, however one juvenile had bail refused and remains in custody.
The prosecution alleges on the night of the alleged assaults the victim left a party with some of the males after a fight broke out and went to a second address where she was playing PlayStation with some of the males charged.
Police allege two of the males, one who was known to the alleged victim, agreed to escort the young woman home.
As the two males and the victim walked across the park near the Robin Hood Hotel police allege two more males who had been at the house earlier appeared out of the darkness.
At the August 2012 court appearance during bail applications Magistrate Greg Grogan told the court the four males had circled the young woman and she had no way to escape before they forced her to take part in a number of sexual acts.
The names of the three younger males will not be released as they are juveniles and a suppression order is in place on the name of the fourth male in order to protect the alleged victim. The youngest male at the time of the alleged offence was 14.