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Cereal Kyller Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-11 12:43 AM
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Man ignores teen's rape in flowerbed
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Police are searching for a man who appears to have ignored a teenager's cries for help as she was being raped in a flowerbed near a Parramatta church.

The 15-year-old girl was walking alone through Church Street Mall at Parramatta, in Sydney's west, shortly after 2am (AEST) on Sunday when she was approached by two strangers. Police have described them as being of African appearance.

Detective Superintendent Maria Rustja said the girl had been at a function with friends but had decided to meet up with another group of people. "She was walking back through Church Street Mall on her own, when she was approached by the two men," she told reporters on Tuesday.

"The males then pulled her into a garden bed, adjacent to St John's church, on Church Street Mall, where she was indecently assaulted."

The girl called out for help when a man walked past but he didn't respond, said Det Super Rustja. "While there is no legal obligation to render assistance, certainly there is a moral one," she said.

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  -Man ignores teen's rape in flowerbed Cereal Kyller  Jul-12-11 12:43 AM   #0 
  - "Someone being raped next to me? Not my problem."  sakabatou   Jul-12-11 12:45 AM   #1 
  - Is that an actual quote?  Cereal Kyller   Jul-12-11 01:59 AM   #2 
  - As morally abhorrent as this man's refusal to intervene appears, ....  Prana69   Jul-12-11 02:00 AM   #3 
  - he could have made a call.  barbtries   Jul-12-11 02:24 AM   #5 
  - he may not have heard her  Maine-ah   Jul-12-11 07:39 AM   #26 
  - Then they are cowards.  Odin2005   Jul-12-11 11:02 AM   #29 
  - holy does someone stab a woman to death and make bail?  Blue_Tires   Jul-12-11 03:14 PM   #31 
  - What Would You Do? did a series on things like this, and it may play a role.  joshcryer   Jul-12-11 02:05 AM   #4 
  - he's an accessory to the crime, so he should serve the time and drop plenty of soap bars n/t  alp227   Jul-12-11 02:27 AM   #6 
  - How is he an accessory? And why would you advocate his being raped?  Behind the Aegis   Jul-12-11 02:32 AM   #7 
  - He didn't call the police, and I consider bystanders to a crime accessories n/t  alp227   Jul-12-11 11:58 AM   #30 
  - That's just wrong.  Prana69   Jul-12-11 02:38 AM   #9 
  - what a terrible thing to say  Tunkamerica   Jul-12-11 03:17 AM   #13 
  - Two things  Prophet 451   Jul-12-11 04:05 AM   #19 
  - Promoting rape as a punishment is barbaric  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-12-11 06:37 AM   #23 
  - Especially if he is deaf. Lets all grab our pitchforks and rape him.  joeglow3   Jul-12-11 08:24 AM   #27 
  - Why are they looking for him?  Behind the Aegis   Jul-12-11 02:36 AM   #8 
  - Evidence I suspect.  Prana69   Jul-12-11 02:45 AM   #10 
     - This was in Sydney wasn't it ??  blank space   Jul-12-11 02:54 AM   #12 
     - Yes  Cereal Kyller   Jul-12-11 07:33 AM   #25 
     - Sounds reasonable, but don't you think they are going about it in a bad way?  Behind the Aegis   Jul-12-11 03:19 AM   #15 
  - it never makes sense to talk to cops.  provis99   Jul-12-11 02:54 AM   #11 
  - what if he was deaf? why don't we all jump to whatever conclusions make us feel  Tunkamerica   Jul-12-11 03:19 AM   #14 
  - Shouldn't the ire be direct at the men who raped her in the first place? n/t  Kurska   Jul-12-11 03:21 AM   #16 
  - Of course not. They were simply performing their proper societal function.  TheMadMonk   Jul-12-11 05:14 AM   #21 
  - indictive of the void of compassion and empathy exhibited by the rethugs...  Duppers   Jul-12-11 03:23 AM   #17 
  - Really no excuse...  CJvR   Jul-12-11 03:57 AM   #18 
  - Some of these countrys laws are stupid  oldbanjo   Jul-12-11 04:45 AM   #20 
  - Thats what i was gonna post  diveguy   Jul-12-11 05:22 AM   #22 
  - Allegedly  CBGLuthier   Jul-12-11 07:31 AM   #24 
  - That is inhuman!  Odin2005   Jul-12-11 11:01 AM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-13-11 08:20 PM   #32 

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