Yesterday, we told you about the “Roast Busters,” a disgusting sort of “club” in New Zealand where the members are privileged teen boys who lure teenage girls with alcohol, get them drunk, gang rape them and then brag about the rapes on the internet. While there is plenty of the latter on the internet to build a case file against the, New Zealand police have argued they just can’t pursue charges against them until one of their victims comes forward.
Except, it turns out, a victim has gone to the police. Two, in fact. Two 13-year-old girls filed complaints against the Roast Busters with the police two years ago, in 2011. One of the girls, who said she was raped by three of the Roast Busters, told NZ’s 3 News that she was so ashamed and scared that it took her weeks to tell anyone, and when she finally went to police, this is what went down:
“I had a video interview where I had to act out what had happened with dolls […] It was traumatising.”
But, apparently, it wasn’t enough. She said she felt like it was her word against the Roast Busters’.
“They said that I didn’t have enough evidence to show, because I went out in clothes that was pretty much asking for it. […] I was asked a lot of questions about what I was wearing, and I went out in a skirt.
“If it was me, it could be any of my friends. I knew it would carry on ,” she says.
“I can’t believe nothing was done then. From then I have had my friends sexually abused by them. How many girls have been raped? I have seen posts done by girls saying Roast Busters ruined their lives […] They’ve gotten away with so much.”
This same victim also said she received an apology from one of the rapists via Facebook, but he couched his “sorry” with a warning that going to the police would only make things worse. Now that the Roast Busters have received international media attention, she plans to refile a complaint with the police this week. Hopefully, they take her a lot more seriously this time, because these predators need to be brought to justice. [3 News via Jezebel]