The Canberra Times brings word of Tuggeranong mayhem and intimidation of an alleged rape victim.
- The ACT Magistrates Court heard yesterday that the boyfriend of the 16-year-old girl at the centre of the case was attacked, his car was torched and her mother received abusive phone calls.
A bail application hearing for one of the girl’s alleged attackers, 18-year-old Kalonga Chifuntwe, was told a cyber-bullying campaign against the girl had also intensified.
All three of those accused of raping the girl deny the charges and none is accused of direct involvement in the harassment.
Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill told the court he had no words for his horror at the girl’s treatment by some of her peers, and threatened indefinite time behind bars for anyone charged with harassment.
It’s not that hard to look up phone records or trace internet use if anyone’s motivated to actually follow it up.