Melbourne: A six-year-old disabled girl in Australia’s New South Wales was allegedly raped by two of her seniors in her school’s bathroom while two others stood guard outside the door.
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, the distraught girl started screaming for her mother, but the four boys stuffed her mouth with toilet roll to muffle her voice.
The incident reportedly occurred on November 2013 and came to the attention of the kindergarten student’s teacher when she noticed that the child’s uniform was inside out when she came back from the break.
It came to light recently, as the child’s mother decided to sue the Department of education over the incident and held the school responsible for what happened to her child. She alleged that she had specifically instructed the teacher that her daughter be sent to the playground for children with special needs, but she was picked up by the senior boys from the playground for regular kids. She added that her daughter still suffered from the agony of the incident, and also suffered from nightmares and flashbacks at times.
“This happened because of the school’s failure to not only properly supervise students in their care, but also respond appropriately when reports of assaults were made,” the lawyer representing the child and her mother said.
While the police claimed that two of the boys involved were aged between five and nine, the child reportedly identified four boys between nine and eleven.
The age of the boys make it very less likely for them to be handed any strict punishment, the paper reported, adding that it was not the only sexual assault case in the school and that there were three previous incidents.