Two 7-year-old boys watched porn moments before sexually assaulting six-year-old girl in school playground

The assault, which happened at a Lutheran school in South Australia in the middle of last year, went uninvestigated for several months.  


                            Two 7-year-old boys watched porn moments before sexually assaulting six-year-old girl in school playground

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It has come to light that two seven-year-old boys, who sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl at their school playground, had watched porn on a mobile phone moments before the incident. The assault, which happened at a Lutheran school in South Australia in the middle of last year, went uninvestigated for several months.  

At the time the police had claimed that despite the severity of the situation, they were not in a position to manage or investigate it or offer any formal intervention. They had claimed that the complaint was not reported to them in time by the school and that because the boys were under ten, they could not take any action, according to The Weekend Australian.  

Cyber safety expert Susan McLean however said because it was a "high level" assault, an intervention was compulsory, despite the boys' age. “It was totally swept under the carpet by the school,” McLean, who spoke to the girl’s mother earlier this month revealed. The victim has since left the school, but the two boys continue to study there.  

“This was high-level stuff,” Ms McLean said. “This wasn’t just low-level, and I understand you cannot charge a person under 10 but if you’ve got two seven-year-old boys sexually ­assaulting a six-year-old girl there needs to be an intervention of some description. It was totally swept under the carpet by the school.”

Highly sexualized behavior among minors is becoming rampant in Australia thanks to easily accessible porn. (Pixabay)
Highly sexualized behavior among minors is becoming rampant in Australia thanks to easily accessible porn. (Pixabay)

Lutheran Education Australia’s state executive director, John Proeve, had announced soon after the incident, “There were students who had allegedly viewed on an electronic device some material which is understood to be of some explicit sexual nature. The students then moved from a space where they had viewed that to the playground and then what they had viewed brought about actions by the students which obviously had been influenced by what they had seen. We know the behavior is not consistent with what we would call normal playground behavior.” 

Sexualized behavior among minors in Australia is reportedly getting rampant, with mobile devices getting more and more popular with students, and which has led to earlier exposure to porn which is free and readily available. This has led to students enacting these scenes on each other in schools and playgrounds.  

State Education Minister John Gardner has announced that he is planning to strictly-enforce a higher-level of cyber-safety policies in all schools soon. 

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