Teenage girls high on the ice stabbed their neighbor and shave his hair thinking they were a rapist – but they won’t spend a day in jail
- Two teenagers high on the ice stabbed and shaved a man they thought was a rapist
- The court heard that one of the girls had recorded the horrific attack on the man
- One of the girls was threatened to kill the man while she beat him
- Both girls pleaded guilty and received a 12-month behavioral bond
Two teenage girls high on the ice who stabbed their neighbor and shaved his hair thinking they were a rapist avoided a prison sentence.
The girls aged 15 and 17 at the time of the attack smoked ice when they thought a man living nearby was a rapist.
The Australian Capital Territory’s Supreme Court heard that one of the girls recorded the violent attack and threatened to kill the man.
“It appears from the recording [one of the girls] told him she was going to stab him, “said Judge Michael Elkaim, ABC reported.
“She put scissors to his throat and kept hitting and kicking him.”
Then they tied his hands behind his back while the other girl stabbed him with a needle (stick)
The pair went to the man’s house where they forced him to sit on a table on his hands before one of the girls hit the table with an ax.
Then they tied his hands behind his back while the other girl stabbed him with a needle.
When the man tried to escape the girls’ wrath, he was captured and thrown into the bathroom of another unit where he was beaten and kicked.
They forced the terrified man to take a shower, then shaved him and cut his hair.
‘I do not doubt that [the man] was terrified during his ordeal and will experience psychological consequences for some time, “said Elkaim.
The two girls pleaded guilty to wrongfully locking the man up and were given a nine-month suspended sentence. They will both execute good orders for 12 months.
The court heard that the youngest teenager had been in custody for months and was suffering from mental health problems while the older girl was pregnant.
Judge Elkaim said the younger girl should be given the opportunity to assess her mental health issues while the other girl needs a place to take care of her child.