Sydney private school student accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a party as friend filmed

Cranbrook School, where the boy accused of assaulting the girl was a student, confirmed the matter was before the courts.
DANIELLE SMITH

Cranbrook School, where the boy accused of assaulting the girl was a student, confirmed the matter was before the courts.

Police are investigating claims a teenage boy sexually assaulted a girl at a house party in Sydney in an attack that was filmed on a mobile phone and shared on social media.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged by police after he allegedly filmed the assault on March 4 and posted it online. The victim did not know she had been assaulted until the footage emerged online days later, it was reported.

Detectives will question the boy's friend, also aged 15, over claims he sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl at the party. Neither boy can be named for legal reasons.

The boy accused of assaulting the girl was a student at the elite Cranbrook School and teachers at the school reportedly raised the alarm when they became aware of the allegations.

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A Cranbrook School spokeswoman said on Tuesday: "Our greatest priority is the safety and wellbeing of students."

"The matter is currently before the courts and as such it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage," the spokeswoman said.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said an investigation into the alleged sexual assault was under way.

The Daily Telegraph reported that police would allege in court that the girl had been drinking alcohol and was unconscious when she was allegedly sexually assaulted and filmed.

The teenage boy charged with filming the assault appeared in court on Monday.

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The boy, who attends Rose Bay Secondary College, pleaded not guilty to charges of filming a person in a private act without consent, producing child abuse material, and disseminating child abuse material.

No charges have been laid against the second boy.

WHERE TO GET HELP

Rape Crisis - 0800 88 33 00 (24hr service), click link for information on local helplines

Victim Support - 0800 842 846 (24hr service)

The Harbour, online support and information for people affected by sexual abuse

Women's Refuge (Females only) - crisis line available on 0800 733 843

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (Males only), Helplines across NZ, click to find out more

If you are in danger, or are being subjected to sexual violence, call 111.

 - Sydney Morning Herald

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