A 14-year-old girl who was gang-raped in a western Sydney
park was so traumatised that police had to wait a day before
they could speak to her.
The girl was walking a short distance home from a friend's
house through Bill Colbourne Reserve, Doonside, when she was
approached by a man of African appearance at 11pm (AEDT) on
He touched her inappropriately before he forced her to the
ground and sexually assaulted her on one of the paths in the
The man's five friends then took turns sexually assaulting
her in an attack that lasted about 30 minutes.
Superintendent Gary Merryweather, Blacktown local area
commander, said it was a horrendous attack in a quiet
"Being of such a tender age, she is traumatised to an extent
that I can't really describe," Supt Merryweather told
"Part of the delay of us getting the information out to the
public is because the young girl was in shock.
"Her family are nice people, they're good people ... they're
just completely devastated."
The men fled, leaving the girl to walk to a friend's house
nearby where police were called and she was taken to
The men are all described as being of African appearance and
aged in their late teens to early 20s and police say people
in the community must know the men responsible.
"There's a high probability that they must have said
something to someone," Supt Merryweather said.
"If people do not ring and contact the police they are
condoning this horrendous behaviour."
Local detectives and the State Crime Command's sex crimes
squad, are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.