Eight Australian teenage boys who sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl, filmed it, and distributed it as pornography will not serve time.

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The judge said the victim had organised to meet two of the boys at a Werribee train station on the day of the attack and had no idea a group of at least 11 boys was meeting her there.

He said the girl sustained significant emotional and psychological trauma from the incident and this was compounded by the filming and distribution of the DVD.

I haven’t seen the film and truly do not want to, but I wonder if the average porn consumer would recognize what was occuring or care about the coercive way that it was produced. The boys obviously realized that the girl was not going to participate voluntarily, but also thought that it was perfectly fine to force her, and then to distribute that DVD.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to Eight Australian teenage boys who sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl, filmed it, and distributed it as pornography will not serve time.

  1. Ralph M. Stein says:

    “The average porn consumer” often leads a highly compartmentalized life where what happens to the females in the movies is as irrelevant as the is the maltreatment of prostitutes. But he is usually a shining example of good behavior to his family and friends. Think of the assistant United States Attorney who committed suicide a few weeks ago in jail.

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