Queensland children aged between 12 and 14 charged after allegedly assaulting girl over several hours
Three teenage girls have been charged after allegedly luring a 13-year-old to a Queensland home and then filming her being assaulted, taunted and cut with a knife over several hours.
Queensland police said it would be alleged the 13-year-old girl was invited to a home on the state’s Sunshine Coast on 11 March.
In a statement, police allege three girls – aged 12, 13 and 14 – held her against her will and prevented her from leaving as they carried out the assault.
Two days later, police laid charges against each of the girls.
The 14-year-old was charged with four counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed in company, deprivation of liberty, entering a dwelling and committing an indictable offence, and wilful damage.
She was remanded in custody.
The 13-year-old and 12-year-old girls were 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 and unauthorised dealing with shop goods.
The 13-year-old was also charged with common assault.
The girls were due to reappear in Maroochydore children’s court later this month.
In a statement, police urged people not to share any images or vision relating to this incident “out of respect for the victim and to not add to the notoriety of those involved”.