Blue Mountains teenage rapist is released on bail as victim’s dad hits out

‘He got one month for each hour he raped and choked our daughter’: Teenage rapist is released on bail immediately after being sentenced to two months behind bars – as victim’s dad lashes out

  • Teenage boy bailed after raping a young woman at Blue Mountains house party
  • He served a two month minimum sentence behind bars over two hour ordeal 
  • Her dad: ‘Justice system isn’t treating rapists in the tough way the public wants’

A teenage boy sentenced for raping a fellow high school pupil at a house party in the Blue Mountains has been bailed, pending the outcome of an appeal.

The boy was handed a two-month minimum term on Thursday after being found guilty in May of attacking the girl over a two-hour period on a mattress in the house’s living room.

Both offender and victim cannot be identified for legal reasons.

Following the decision to grant the boy bail ahead of the possible appeal, the victim’s father criticised the minimum term and called for the suppression on the boy’s identity to be lifted.

The convicted teenage rapist is seen following his release on bail, pending appeal on his sentence of a minimum two months behind bars 

‘Two months in jail equals one month for each hour that he raped and choked our daughter,’ the father told Australian Associated Press on Friday.

‘When you look at the damage he did to our daughter, the sentence is blatantly too short. The justice system is not treating rapists in the tough way the public wants them too.

‘Given his total lack of contrition … our family want the justice system to publicly name him. The public have a right to know his name.’

The boy was charged in 2021, tried this year and found guilty of six counts of sexual assault and one count of intentional choking. He was acquitted of other charges.

The magistrate on Thursday said the most serious sexual assaults, involving penile penetration, must result in youth detention.

While he’d shown no contrition, she deemed his rehabilitation prospects as ‘strong’ based on character references and his family and social ties.

His full term runs nine months, with a one-year probation period for some sexual assaults and the choking offences also hanging over his head.

Lawyer Michael Bradley (pictured) represented the girl and fronted cameras following the sentencing, reading her impact statement to the press

Lawyer Michael Bradley (pictured) represented the girl and fronted cameras following the sentencing, reading her impact statement to the press

The Blue Mountains man will be on probation until August 2023 for acts of digital rape, oral rape and choking committed during the attack

The Blue Mountains man will be on probation until August 2023 for acts of digital rape, oral rape and choking committed during the attack

The court was told the girl didn’t like the boy but was heavily affected by alcohol when she agreed to some consensual activity and then pushed him away.

She has described the boy as a ‘monster’ who’d left her ‘ashamed and irreversibly damaged’ and struggling with nightmares, psychological issues and low self-esteem.

‘He violated me and he took away my virginity,’ she said through her lawyer Michael Bradley on Thursday.

‘He took away my confidence, my mental health and the healthy life I led before the attack.’

The boy’s appeal will be heard at a later date.

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