Two girls, 15, ‘drugged and gang-r*ped by 10 men’ after meeting on Snapchat
Two 15-year-old girls were drugged and gang r*ped by 10 men after meeting a man on Snapchat, a court heard.
They pleaded with them to stop during the attack in a park in Australia, it was said.
Four men have been charged with drugging and s3xually assaulting the girls in Calamvale District Park, south of Brisbane.
The court heard one man, aged 19, told one victim to “suck my d***” during the alleged sexual assault, the Mirror reports.
The man, who faces 40 charges including 16 counts of r*pe, unsuccessfully applied for bail in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
Police say the girls came into contact with one of the men on Snapchat, before meeting up with them on December 28.
In the park they were plied with alcohol and drugs before they were r*ped and threatened with a broken bottle by one man, the hearing was told.
Senior Constable Min Hu told the court: “They were aware of their age.
“They seduced them with alcohol and drugs and r*ped them.”
He said each alleged rape lasted “10 to 15 minutes” and the 19-year-old man told one of the girls “sorry if we hurt you”.
Defence lawyer Bianca Van Heerden said her 19-year-old client was at the park on the night, but denied the accusations.
She said the charges have come as “an absolute shock” which he plans to “strongly contest”, The Courier-Mail reported.
Ms Van Heerden said her client had cannabis for his “personal use” and supplied the alcohol, which was “shared” with the group.
But he did not know the teenagers were underage and “was led to believe the girls were older than they were”, she added.
The court heard there are claims the alleged sexual assaults were filmed, although such videos are yet to come to light if they exist.
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said it is likely more people will be charged in the coming days.
She said: “This is an absolutely sickening incident, and something those young girls will have to live with for the rest of their lives.”
Another three men, aged between 19 and 22, have also been charged with about 40 offences each.
One appeared in court on Saturday and the other two were due to appear at Richlands Magistrates Court on Monday.
The charges include rape, indecent treatment of a child under 16, stupefying to commit indictable offence, taking a child for immoral purposes and assault with intent to commit r*pe.