BEYOND THE DARKLANDS: In 2000, a series of brutal Lebanese gang rapes took place in Sydney. The gang leader was 18-year-old Bilal Skaf, who with his brother Mohammed, organised the abduction and rape of four girls in three separate attacks, one of them lasting more than six hours. Up to 14 men were involved, with the youngest just 13.
Western Adelaide Police are searching for a male Aboriginal youth, who twice indecently assaulted a 79-year-old woman. First as she was walking along Victoria Rd in Osborne and again on nearby Marmora Tce.
The suspect is described as being Aboriginal with a dark complexion. The victim believes the offender was aged about 17, is 170cm tall and of stocky build. He had dark, curly hair and “bushy” eyebrows.
The offender wore a purple-maroon tracksuit with the logo G Unit in white across the front and matching pants.
Anyone with any information should call BankSA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.…
Nigel Adlam: The Advertiser | September 26, 2008
A 14-YEAR-old girl who ran away from hospital was beaten with a lump of wood by a younger girl before being dragged into bushes by boys who tried to rape her as she was dying, a coroner has been told.
Observers sat in stunned silence in an Alice Springs court yesterday as a lawyer detailed the girl’s last hours, the Northern Territory News reported.
The inquest was also told that nursing staff failed to follow Health Department rules when the girl discharged herself from hospital.
Police were not alerted until 23 …