‘Go back home, you smell like an onion’: girl (14) pleads guilty to wave of brutal racist attacks on Asian women in trains and toilets
- A 14-year-old girl pleaded guilty to a series of racist attacks on Wednesday
- In 2019-2020, she verbally and physically abused three women around Geelong
- The juvenile judge heard that the attacks had “significant” racial undertones
- She was sentenced to a 12-month youth surveillance warrant for the attacks
A young teenage girl who admitted to attacking three women in a series of racially motivated pack attacks.
The 14-year-old assaulted the women around Geelong, 75 kilometers southwest of Melbourne, verbally and physically between November 2019 and March 2020.
She kicked, punched, and spat on her victims, as the group told a woman to “go home, you smell like an onion.”
The girl pleaded guilty to, among other things, sexual assault, abuse and armed robbery at a children’s court on Wednesday, the Geelong Advertiser reported.
A 14-year-old girl admitted to carrying out racist attacks around Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, between November 2019 and March 2020 (Marshall Railway Station shown)
The teenager appeared in a children’s court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to sexual assault, mistreatment, and armed robbery, among others (Geelong Magistrate’s Court pictured above)
Prosecutor Senior Constable Siobhan Daly said the women were attacked with a “pack-like” mentality that showed “significant” racial undertones.
In the first attack, a group of four people attacked a woman at Marshall train station on November 28 at around 10:30 PM.
The group, including the 14-year-old girl, verbally abused the woman and surrounded her on the platform to try to steal her phone.
The woman was repeatedly beaten and remained bruised and frightened by the attack.
A woman with an Indian background was also approached after boarding the train at Geelong Railway Station on November 30.
The 14-year-old girl and two men started banging on the toilet door while the woman was inside.
The court heard that the woman opened the door and the 14-year-old told the men to attack her.
They hit, beat, and spit at the woman.
The court heard that the teenager was part of a group of four who repeatedly beat a woman and threatened to steal her phone at Marshall Railway Station (photo above)
The 14-year-old also ordered two men to kick and hit a woman with an Indian background on a train (North Geelong Railway Station shown) in an attack with ‘significant’ racial undertones
‘What are you doing here? Go back home, you smell like an onion. Stink, stink, ”the men shouted.
They also took the woman’s bag and the group fled when the train arrived in North Geeleong.
A third attack involved the 14-year-old girl who drew a kitchen knife and demanded a phone and wallet from a woman on Shannon Avenue at 6:30 pm on March 15.
The woman refused to hand them over and was repeatedly kicked and beaten by the teen while lying defenseless on the floor.
Sometimes I think “Why did this happen to me?” Why did they choose me? said the woman’s victim impact statement.
The court heard that the woman was now afraid to leave her home and had moved from Geelong.
Constable Daly argued that the 14-year-old played a leading role in each of the attacks motivated by racial undertones.
The 14-year-old was sentenced to a 12-month juvenile guard order, and magistrate Franz Holzer told her the women deserved to feel safe in the community.
Australia is an inclusive and multicultural society. We need to show tolerance to others who are different from you, “he said.
The 14-year-old’s latest attack involved drawing a knife on a woman in Shannon Avenue (pictured above). The teenager was sentenced to a 12-month youth surveillance warrant