‘House of Horrors’ where teenage girl allegedly tortured for hours is burned to the ground as cops announce crime scene
A so-called ‘House of Horrors’ where a teenage girl was allegedly seduced and then tortured for hours has been burned down – just days after guards threatened to demolish it.
The Sunshine Coast home where three 13-year-old girls – aged 14, 13 and 12 – were said to have stayed on March 11, went up in flames at around 1.30am on Wednesday, with the roof collapsing.
Firefighters said no one was in the property at the time of the accident and there were no reports of injuries.
The incident comes just days after the housing authority building was arrested after it was looted and vandalized.
The Sunshine Coast home where the 13-year-old was allegedly attacked by three girls on 11 March, at around 1.30am on a Wednesday, was set on fire.
Police have declared a crime scene on the property and are waiting for the scene to be declared safe before conducting a full examination.
Last week, Queensland Police launched an investigation after supporters of the teenage girl published an address for one of her alleged attackers.
They threatened to firebomb her home, throw bricks through its windows and attack the accused teen.
On Thursday, Queensland Police said they had now launched an investigation into the threats and warned potential vigilantes to stand down in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.
A spokesperson said: “People who are trying to take matters into their own hands can have whatever weapon they are using and they could get hurt.”
“In some cases, they themselves may face legal remedies dependent on their actions.”
A video on social media showed three people allegedly attacking the girl by smashing bottles in her face and stabbing her with a kitchen knife while she was undressing.
A shocking video on social media showed three people allegedly attacking the girl by smashing bottles in her face and stabbing her with a kitchen knife while she was half-naked.
The footage also allegedly showed the girl tied up, repeatedly punched in the face as she begged for mercy, burned and trampled on, and knives thrown at her.
The three alleged attackers have since been charged.
Multiple social media accounts in the name of the alleged gang leader have been bombarded with vicious threats.
One posted on a post revealing the alleged gang leader’s home address: “Let’s go – only an hour’s drive away.” “The tribe and I are about to step on her doorstep.”
Another wrote ominously: “It’s no longer a house, just a pile of ashes.”
Another threatened, “You’re going to cry and beg me to stop.” “Why is he still breathing?” another asked.
Others targeted the mother and sister of one of the accused.
“Everyone goes after your girls, so spend as much time with them as you can, because once they walk those streets, they’re done for it,” vowed one dangerous publication.
Police said their investigation is continuing, with a warning of potentially dire consequences for any revenge attacks or identification of anyone involved.
A police spokesperson added: “To ensure the safety of the community, the police recommend that members of the public not engage in tactics to disrupt criminal activity or retaliate which may carry a risk of personal harm or to seek further legal action.”
“The police have launched an investigation in relation to this matter and it would be inappropriate to provide further comment and inappropriate to identify a crime victim.”