Two 7-year-old boys, have been accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl, after they watched porn on smartphones in school in Australia.
While the police was also accused of failing to carry out appropriate investigations because the accused were minors under 10, Cyber-safety expert Susan McLean, who runs workshops for schools across the country, blasted the school after speaking to the mother of the sexual assault which is said to be “high-level”.
Susan McLean who blasted the school authorities for failing to report the incident when it happened in the middle of last year, disclosed that the girl has since left school, while her alleged attackers are still attending. Ms McLean said:
This was high-level stuff. 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.
Weekend Australian reported that the Lutheran Education Australia’s state executive director, John Proeve, confirmed the two 7-year-old boys had watched material “understood to be of explicit sexual nature”.
“We know the behaviour is not consistent with what we would call normal playground behaviour,” Mr Proeve added.
The outcry has however led to a police investigation.