Living in The States we don’t hear or see a lot of news from Australia. I happen to come across this story on Digg. The details and the language are pretty brutal so it’s going behind the cut. It is not intended for younger readers. You have been warned.
POLICE who viewed the gang degradation of a teenage girl whose sexual abuse was sold on DVDs for $5 apiece were in no doubt they were watching the filming of a rape.
Though the vision showed the mentally impaired 16-year-old smiling, the images of her being urinated upon, having her hair torched, and being forced to expose her breasts after giving oral sex to one boy in front of at least nine others told a different story.
But a day after the girl plucked up the courage to make a statement to police – who warned yesterday that anyone caught with the DVD would be in possession of child pornography – in the schoolyards of the western Melbourne suburb of Werribee, scepticism reigned.
“You can’t make someone get down on their knees,” teenager Alissa said.
“You seriously can’t do that … no one is going to admit giving a guy head in front of people.”
And 16-year-old Daniel said other scenes in the DVD – where the boys rampaged in the streets making chlorine bombs, beating up a “loser”, harassing a homeless man and throwing eggs at taxis – was just like the movies.
“It’s like one of those Rambo movies where they just fight,” he said.
The fact that one, and possibly two, of the boys may be charged with rape did not puncture the general sense in the western Melbourne suburb that the DVD was just a bit of fun.
But it is at least three months since the DVD first began to do the rounds of state high schools in Melbourne’s west. With parts of it – excluding the sexual assault scene filmed by the Werribee River – available on the internet site YouTube under the lurid title “C… the Movie: Pimp My Wife”, there are few teenagers in the area who are unaware of its existence.
A girl is depicted on the YouTube footage laughing along with the group of boys as they discuss “pimping” her: “we have got to make this bitch look like a slut,” one boy says, as he urges the other boys to “get with this whole deforestation thing” and give the girl a Brazilian wax.
I am actually surprised that due to the brutality of the crime and the total lack of humanity shown by the girl’s attackers that this story hasn’t been heard much outside of Australia.
Anyway as far as I’ve been able to discern none of the suspects have been named in the Australian media. However a blog named The Whole Story, which happens to be based in Werribee the site of the attack, has posted the MySpace’s of what they believe to be three of the suspects. Their profile names are Boofa, Angelini, and Retro Paku. Much like myself the author of the blog entry at The Whole Story is sickened by some of the comments left by the suspects’ friends…
Just reading through some of the comments left on these pages is absolutely sickening. How can a group of people this young commit such violent crimes with no respect or remorse.
I hope they get what’s coming to them. The full force of the law should be dealt to them swiftly to remove these idiots from society.
Since this story is not receiving the attention it should I’m sending a plea to my fellow crime bloggers to please blog about this most heinous of crimes.
That poor girl deserves justice. Let’s all keep a watchful eye on the situation to make sure she gets it.
Here’s a YouTube Video of the Australian newscast of the story.
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