A New South Wales father who attacked one of the four teen boys who assaulted his daughter is facing a more severe punishment than they are, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Two teenage boys have been issued 18-month good behaviour bonds for their role in the sexual attack on a then-15-year-old girl after a football awards ceremony in 2008.
A good behaviour bond means they will not serve any jail time, so long as they comply with a list of requirements, such as remaining under the supervision of a probation officer.
The sentence was sparked by a plea bargain that dropped the charges from aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual intercourse with a child and aggravated indecent assault to just aggravated indecent assault.
The father, who attacked one of the teens, was issued a two-year good behaviour bond.
The girl and her father have since told the Daily Telegraph that they felt pressured by the accused boys' lawyers into signing the agreed statement of facts in the plea bargain, which painted a very different picture than the original statement she issued to police.
She told police that her clothes were forcibly ripped off in a bathroom, as the two boys raped and mocked her. She said she was almost passed out drunk.
The agreed upon statement of facts, however, refers to the incident simply as "sexual activity.” She alleges she was again attacked by two other boys in a bedroom. Those two have also pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault under the plea bargain deal and await sentencing.