Melbourne Woman Discovers Her Own Sexual Assault On Mobile
A Melbourne woman has lived out a nightmare after discovering a horrific video on a mobile phone.
In May 2018, the victim was looking through her (now) ex-boyfriend's phone when she found a number of videos
She then sent the video to herself, and then took it to police - after which the two Bayside men in their 20s were charged.
In her victim statement, she said had “empathy in her heart” despite both offenders committing “such a horrible act”.
“I believe these men were good people once,” she said.
“However, due to life choices, I also believe they have changed and become a danger to the people around them.
“I felt safe with my partner and our best friend.
“We did everything together and we had what I thought was a special friendship that would last forever.
“I still can’t understand why this has happened and I suppose I never will.
“My life has been changed forever and so have theirs.”
Both pleaded guilty to rape. The ex-boyfriend was sentenced to a maximum term of seven years and eight months while the mutual friend was given a