A disabled six year old girl has allegedly been sexually assauled in a school toilet after four boys lured her there to ‘play a game’.
The incident, which took place in November 2013 at a school in the Illawara region of NSW, saw two boys reportedly stand guard while another two assaulted the girl. The boys stuffed toilet paper into her mouth to stop her from screaming.
The girl reportedly returned to her classroom after the attack with her dress inside-out and it was then that the staff discovered what had happened.
Earlier this year the girls mother decided to sue the Department of Education for failing to protect her child, reports News Corp.
“She was calling for mummy and that is when they used the toilet paper to shut her up,” she said. “The boys had been targeting younger and vulnerable kids. She is suffering from nightmares and flashbacks all the time. The stress is insurmountable.”
Her mother claims the girl was only supposed to be playing in the ‘special-needs’ playground however she was in the regular one when the boys lured her away.
“This happened because of the school’s failure to not only properly supervise students in their care, but also respond appropriately when reports of assaults were made,” Shine Lawyers abuse law partner Lisa Flynn told News Corp.
“We believe that there was at least one other student who may have suffered abuse at this school.”
A Department of Education spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph that the incident was investigated by the NSW Department of Education’s Employee and Conduct Directorate.
According to police no action was taken due to the age of the alleged parties.