Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Jail for Rapist Gang Who Filmed Initiation Sex Attacks

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Jail for Rapist Gang Who Filmed Initiation Sex Attacks

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FOUR members of a south London gang who filmed themselves with their mobile phones as they raped a 17-year-old girl were jailed today.

The victim was lured to a flat on a Clapham estate on the pretext of catching up on gossip but once there was threatened with a knife and subjected to repeated sex attacks in February last year.

The gang then sent film of the attack to their friends. Two days later two members of the gang launched an almost identical attack on an 18-year-old.

Inner London Crown Court heard that the attacks bore all the hallmarks of gang initiation tests. Judge Colin Smith said they had carried out the attacks "in the most cynical, despicable and humiliating way".

"Your first victim was treated like a sexual plaything, being required to do the group's bidding..

She was not able to leave the flat until you all had satisfied your lust," he said.

The second victim was "subjected to a despicable and humiliating sexual and psychological attack", he continued. …

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