A drunken teenage girl was gang-raped by 3 men, but she only discovered what happened after Police found a video of the incident six weeks later.
The 16-year-old was shocked to learn she had been gang raped at a house party when the police came to her with uncovered 17-minute-long GoPro footage of the disparaging incident.
Reports have it that the 3 men - Kurt Stevenson, 26, Tristan Carlyle-Watson, 26, and Andrew Waters, 24, jointly raped the teenager when she attended a Sydney house party she was invited to via Facebook in May 2015.
The assaulted girl had reportedly asked Carlyle-Watson to take care of her because she didn’t know anyone. She smoked cannabis and drank alcohol to such an extent that she could not be able to give her consent.
Sharon Harris, the prosecutor, has said on Wednesday that one man can be heard in the video bragging, ‘One by one we’ll all get a f**k.’ She also observed that another said, ‘I’ll get this f***ing party started c***,’ after the victim had told them she was tired and needed to sleep.
The girl couldn't remember what actually happened. She could only recollect waking up in the morning being molested by the one she trusted. But, she finally found out after police officers tracked her down and revealed that a group of men had sex with her.
The 3 accused men have each pleaded not guilty to the multiple charges including aggravated sexual assault in company and inflicting bodily harm.
During a recent hearing at Downing Centre District Court, lawyer to Stevenson, Michael Smith, said that his client had consensual sex with the girl, and had no idea the act was being filmed, and that his client had on numerous occasions told the others to get out.
Layer to Waters, Peter Little, said that there was an issue of consent and that from the clip, the girl can be seen co-operating.
Carlyle-Watson’s lawyer, Paul Glissan, in his own submission said the girl was, ‘actively participating in the sex.’
The trial is still on course.