Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Sick thugs should not be named after assault.

Australia: A horrendous story from Australia where about a dozen boys raped and assaulted a girl, put it on DVD and sold it around various schools.

The parents of a group of young thugs who filmed themselves sexually abusing and degrading a teenage girl on Wednesday began handing their sons in to police. A DVD depicting up to a dozen boys assaulting and demeaning the developmentally delayed girl has been circulating among high school children in Melbourne's west and on the internet. Police warn anyone viewing or downloading the film risk child pornography charges. Officers are confident of identifying the 10 to 12 boys allegedly involved in the filming and all of them could face criminal charges. Excerpts from the DVD show the group of youths surrounding a 17-year-old girl, who has a mild developmental delay, and bullying her to perform sex acts. The youths also urinated on her and set her hair alight. The home-made DVD was filmed in Werribee and has been sold for $A5 at at least three Victorian schools. Detective Acting Inspector Simon Clemence told reporters police would be investigating an alleged assault involving oral sex, with up to two alleged offenders as well as other acts of violence.

Already have one bleeding heart who ask the thugs not to be named because it could "harm their future."

MELBOURNE - Those involved in making and selling a DVD that depicts the sexual assault and degradation of a teenage girl by up to a dozen youths should not be named and shamed, Law Council of Australia president John North said today. Copies of the DVD, which was filmed in the western Melbourne suburb of Werribee in June, has sold in several Victorian schools for A$5 ($5.80). It shows youths sexually assaulting the girl, urinating on her and setting her hair alight and also making chlorine bombs, harassing a homeless man and pelting taxi drivers with eggs. Mr North told the Nine Network minors involved with the DVD should not be named despite some names being printed on the DVD cover. Both of Melbourne's daily newspapers have published unedited photographs of some of those in the film. "If those facts are correct, it shows how immature, how easily-led some of them might be, and that is the distinction the law makes for children and adolescents," he said. "It's appalling behaviour, it's outrageous behaviour, but we shouldn't punish it with that feeling of retribution and revenge. "We should try and make sure that people are punished properly if they commit a crime but that the rest of their lives aren't ruined, and some of these people might be quite young and some of them might be quite easily led by stronger peer group pressure." The incident, while "outrageous and horrific", should not ruin the lives of those involved in the assault, Mr North said. "What we say is that children should have a chance to put that behind them in the future ... because it's universally recognised that naming and shaming people, which would result if an adolescent was named in court for these crimes, has had no benefit in the future and does not help with rehabilitation," he said.
They are old enough to know the difference between right and wrong. This wasn't a simple prank gone awry. This was premediated assault on a girl who couldn't defend herself even if she wasn't mentally challenged. Throw the book at them and make prime examples for the rest of the idiot kids who think this is all a joke.

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