The ABC reports that the past two years of criminal sentences handed down to Cape York crims will be reviewed.
This comes after a gang of nine teenagers and men raped a ten year old Aurukun girl. All of the juveniles (aged 14 to 16) were given 12 months of probation and no recorded conviction, and the three men (aged 17, 18 and 26) who gang-raped this little girl received six-month suspended sentences. The 26 year old, Raymond Frederick Woolla, is a repeat offender with a subsequent conviction for another pedophilia offence. Even he will serve no jail time.
Cairns-based Judge Sarah Bradley, while sentencing the rapists, said:
“The girl involved was not forced and she probably agreed to have sex with all of you.”
The little girl is now 12, but there’s no word on how she’s doing, apart from that she has had to be removed from her hometown and is now in the care of foster parents.