UPDATE: The boys who raped and assaulted this young woman will serve no jail time.
EIGHT teenagers have escaped a jail term for their role in the notorious “Werribee DVD” after a judge ruled they should complete a rehabilitation program to prevent them repeating their “callous” crimes.
A Children’s Court judge convicted seven of the eight youths yesterday after they pleaded guilty to making a film in Werribee last year, which showed them forcing a 17-year-old girl to perform sex acts with two of the boys while the others spat on her, poked her with sticks and repeatedly set her hair alight.
The film, which sparked a police investigation after excerpts were broadcast on national television, also showed the boys urinating on the girl and writing the film’s title, “C— The Movie” on her breasts.
One boy says, ” F—, she’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen,” during the film, which was sold to students at Melbourne schools for $5 apiece.
After describing the offences as callous and cruel, the judge yesterday sentenced six of the teens who played the most active roles in the attack to 12 and 18-month-long youth supervision orders.
The order requires the teens to report for up to six hours a week to a youth justice worker, who will counsel them and, in some cases, order them to perform community work for the period dictated by their sentence.
Two of the teens who played lesser roles in the attack were sentenced to a probation order for 12 months, which requires them to report weekly to a youth justice worker.
The worker will develop a plan with the teens to work through problems that might have contributed to their offending, which usually involves organising hobbies for them or talking to teachers about getting them help at school
Link provided by delphyne and freakindork
Well, my second cry of the day.
~~WARNING MAY TRIGGER~~
Last June a developmentally disabled 17-year-old girl, Julia, met two boys she had chatted with online at a local shopping mall. They led her to a nearby riverbank, where the two boys became up to 14 boys.
The boys raped her (forced her to perform oral sex), beat her, lit her hair on fire several times, poured urine onto her body from a cup, then urinated on her directly. They then threw her coat and some of her clothes into the river.
They filmed the entire attack and made a DVD out of it, which they sold for $5 each. They later made a worse video which was sold for $10 each. They listed their real names as credits in the video. One boy thanked his mother for the use of her videocamera. These were all white high school boys. One was a star football player of interest to scouts.
Clip from the video
The video was uploaded to YouTube and was viewed 9,000 times. Recently, five of the boys were expelled or suspended from school. Now most are being investigated for rape. The video has been removed. When police began looking for the boys and as public outrage over the story mounted, some of the boys laughed and said they thought it was really funny. Those who saw excerpts of the DVD, broadcast on Australian TV in an attempt to identify suspects, were horrified and expressed disbelief.
Clip from the video
The girl has been in therapy for months and is, obviously, traumatized.
I could be wrong but based on the photo [now deleted; I think Y. Carrington is right, she’s been violated enough. Heart] — the only clear one I could find — the girl does not appear to be white, although the boys are.
I am thinking that this may be the rapes the Imam was referring to in which he said the victim was so much “uncovered meat” and would be fine if she’d been in her house, in her room, with her hijab on.
This is as much commentary as I can muster right now.
Someone tell me with a straight face that the ubquitousness of, and contents of, pornography have nothing to do with what these boys did.
It is said that while she was being tortured, Julia was feebly, fearfully, smiling.
Police are trying to confiscate all of the videos sold. They are child pornography and owning them is a felony.