THE exclusive Sydney school where students shared footage of an alleged sex attack insists the “safety and wellbeing” of pupils is its biggest concern.
Teachers from Cranbrook School discovered dozens of students had distributed mobile phone footage of an alleged rape on a 15-year-old girl and alerted police, The Daily Telegraph reported.
A student at the school, also aged 15, is alleged to a have sexually assaulted the girl after she had drunk too much alcohol and passed out. The Telegraph reported the girl was unaware she had been assaulted until the footage was posted on social media.
Today a spokeswoman for Cranbrook School told news.com.au: “Our greatest priority is the safety and wellbeing of students.”
The alleged attacker was reportedly being interviewed by detectives today, while a second 15-year-old boy — who cannot be named — has appeared in court on charges of filming a young person committing a sexual act on another young person without their consent, producing child abuse material on his mobile phone and distributing that material on social media.
He pleaded not guilty when the case was mentioned at Glebe Childrens Court on Monday.
Cranbrook School management would not comment further due to the charges being laid.
“The matter is currently before the courts and as such it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage,” the spokeswoman said.
It’s believed the boy left the school on Friday, just before his mate appeared in court.
NSW Police would not comment when asked if the alleged attacker was being interviewed today, but confirmed to news.com.au the investigation was “ongoing”.
The sexual assault is alleged to have taken place at a party in a home in Bellevue Hill on March 4th.
It is understood police will allege the girl had drunk so much alcohol she had passed out and had no idea the 15-year-old private schoolboy was sexually assaulting her while his public school mate filmed it on his mobile phone.