In a shocking incident that has made headlines across the country, three teenage girls have been arrested for allegedly torturing and assaulting a 13-year-old girl. The incident took place in a Sunshine Coast home and has been captured in a disturbing video that has been circulating on social media.
The victim was reportedly held against her will and subjected to a five-hour ordeal, during which she was tied up, burnt, hit with bottles, and repeatedly punched and stabbed. The video shows two girls viciously attacking the victim with a knife, while taunting and threatening her.
Mother Describes the Victim’s Injuries
According to the mother of the victim, her daughter’s face was “unrecognisable” after the attack, and she was forced to spend a week in the hospital, suffering from a stab wound to the knee, a fractured wrist, and severe swelling. The family has been in hiding at an Airbnb due to fear for their safety.
The mother also claimed that the girls who assaulted her daughter “escorted” her home and threatened her that if she told anyone, they would “kill her family.
Police Investigation and Charges
Queensland Police have confirmed that three girls, aged between 12 and 14, have been charged over the incident. The 14-year-old has been charged with four counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in company, deprivation of liberty, enter dwelling and commit indictable offence, armed robbery whilst in company used personal violence, enter premises and commit indictable offence and wilful damage. She has been remanded in custody and is due to face Maroochydore Children’s Court again next month.
The 13-year-old has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in company, deprivation of liberty, armed robbery whilst in company used personal violence, enter dwelling and commit indictable offence, common assault and unauthorised dealing with shop goods. She is due to reappear in Maroochydore Children’s Court later this month.
The 12-year-old has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in company, deprivation of liberty, armed robbery in company with personal violence, enter dwelling and commit indictable offence, and unauthorised dealing with shop goods.
The incident has shocked the community, and the girls’ actions have been widely condemned. It is a stark reminder of the importance of teaching children and teenagers the values of kindness, empathy, and respect for others. The victim and her family are undoubtedly traumatised by the experience, and it is hoped that justice will be served for them.