Seven of the teens from Werribee, Australia who filmed themselves sexually assaulting a mildly developmentally challenged girl have pleaded guilty. If you remember the suspects also sold the DVD, entitled C*nt: The Movie to their classmates over MySpace. Let me refresh your memory…
The DVD was shot in June last year when the 17-year-old girl, who has mild developmental delay, was taken by the youths to the edge of the Werribee River.
It includes footage of the sexual act, of men urinating on the girl and throwing a cup of urine on her. It also shows them setting her hair alight three times.
They throw her top and jacket into the river and tell her: “You’re walking home topless.”
You would think the judge would throw the book at them. Not so. Since they have pleaded guilty they will avoid any jail time and will be sent to an “adolescent sexual rehabilitation program”.
Let’s hear from the judge…
The judge said the youths’ guilty plea was a strong indication of their remorse.
“The idea is that the defendants now have some rehabilitation and education in how not to treat women,” the judge said.
Personally, I think the judge let them off way too easy. I think the only thing they’re remorseful about is that they got caught.
However, I want to hear from my Aussie readers to see what they feel about the sentence. Is it enough?
Thanks to Alan for the tip.