Alleged Rape Of 16-Year-Old By Several Men 'Caught On GoPro Camera'
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A teenager discovered she was the victim of a gang rape at a house party after police uncovered footage of the alleged attack on a GoPro camera, an Australian court has heard.
The 17-minute long video, discovered six weeks after the assault is alleged to have taken place, shows a group of men having sex with the 16-year-old in a bedroom at a party in May 2015, prosecutor Sharon Harris said on Wednesday.
"One by one we'll all get a fuck," one man can allegedly be heard saying in the video, Ms Harris said at Sydney's Downing Centre District Court in the opening address.
Kurt Stevenson, 26, Andrew Waters, 24, and Tristan Carlyle-Watson, 26, have pleaded not guilty to a string of charges, including inflicting actual bodily harm and aggravated sexual assault in company.
Tristan Carlyle-Watson is said to have invited the teenager. (Credit: Facebook)
A jury heard how the girl was invited to the house party after befriending Carlyle-Watson on Facebook and that after arriving alone she asked him 'to take care of her' as she did not know anybody.
At the party she drank alcohol and smoked cannabis, becoming intoxicated to the point at which she wasn't able to consent to sexual intercourse, Ms Harris said.
The girl has no recollection of what occcured, other than waking up in bed with Carlyle-Watson, she said.
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When police officers tracked her down and told her what had happened in the video, the girl became 'upset' as the footage shows a group of men having sex with her 'sometimes... simultaneously, sometimes taking turns,' Ms Harris said.
The teenager is heard in the video saying that she is tired and wants to sleep.
In the footage, another man calls for the camera to be turned off. He says: "'Don't you ilmfay [film] me... I can't be going to ourtcay [court]."
But in his opening address, Stevenson's lawyer, Michael Smith, said his client had consensual sex with the girl. He claimed that his client had no idea he was being filmed and told the others to leave the room a number of times.
Alcohol and cannabis led to the complainant being unable to recall the alleged incident. (Credit: PA Images)
"Do not watch a two-dimensional, poor quality video and make your minds up about this case," Smith said.
Waters' lawyer, Peter Little, said the complainant could be seen cooperating and that the sex was consensual.
Carlyle-Watson's lawyer, Paul Glissan, also said the 16-year-old was 'actively participating in the sex'.
The trial continues.
Source: News.au and Daily Mail
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