Police could face a compensation claim after wrongful arrest

The 24-year-old was released Wednesday after being arrested in February  Charges against him were dropped after a 25-year-old was arrested on Monday  Police arrested a 25-year-old male on Monday and charged him with the rape 

By Brooke Rolfe For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 17:06 BST, 31 May 2018 | Updated: 03:36 BST, 1 June 2018

Authorities have stood by their decision to arrest a man in relation to the alleged rape of a baby girl, even after they released him and charged a separate man for the crime.

The 24-year-old was released from police custody on Wednesday after being arrested in February, just days after the alleged incident in Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory. 

Police arrested a 25-year-old male on Monday and charged him with the rape of the two-year-old before dropping charges against

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