Australia: Four teenagers facing 68 sex offence charges released on bail
What this article omits to report is that all four boys are African. The magistrate let them out on bail despite the police opposing bail due to the seriousness of the crime. The reason? The boys had strong family support!! What about the girl? 68 charges of rape and other sex offenses were committed AGAINST this girl and she gets to watch her attackers walk the streets near where she lives! How about the support the courts should be giving her??
FOUR teenage boys charged with 68 sex offences stemming from the alleged gang rape of a girl in a suburban toilet block have been freed on bail.
Police allege the boys, aged 15 and 16, followed a 15-year-old girl on a train from Sunshine to St Albans in Melbourne’s west, then forced her into a public toilet block and attacked her.
The boys collectively face 68 charges including multiple counts of rape and other sex offences following the attack on the evening of May 5.
They were granted bail in Melbourne Children’s Court today on strict conditions, including that they obey a curfew.
Police had opposed bail because of the seriousness of the charges and argued they posed an unacceptable risk of re-offending if released.
The magistrate ruled that he did not believe the risk was sufficient to oppose bail and noted the strong family support shown to the boys.