Gang rape claim girl, 16, arrested
A SCHOOLGIRL who accused six teens of gang rape after a
school prom has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the
course of justice.
The 16-year-old told police youths, then aged between 17 and
18 years old, launched the sex attack after the end-of-term
party at Swavesey Village College.
But the teenagers answered bail yesterday at Parkside police
station and were told no further action will be taken.
The father of one of the accused teens has spoken of his relief and how his son was “shunned” by some of his friends from the school.
The parent, who did not wish to be named, said the allegations hanging over the youngsters caused three months of misery.
He said: “This has distressed six young men who were having a night out with their friends.”
The six were accused of the attack just a few hours after the end-of-term school event in Gibraltar Lane on June 28.
The girl claimed she was seriously sexually assaulted multiple times over several hours on a playing field.
Now the youths could be asked to make a victim impact statement if the case reaches court.
A police spokeswoman said: “A 16-year-old girl from the Cambridge area has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice. She has been bailed to appear at Ely police station on November 10. Five 18-year-old men and one 17-year-old boy who were arrested on suspicion of rape have been released with no further action.”
The allegations rocked the village after a night of mayhem on its streets when revellers ran amoc after the party.
Martin Johnston, chairman of Swavesey Parish Council, wants the village to put the night behind it.
He said: “We had general concerns about the behaviour of some of the youngsters in the village and have worked closely with the police. I hope the village can now draw a line under the episode.”
Officers were called to two incidents that night as drunken youths “ran riot”.
Cambridgeshire police confirmed officers attended two reports of “rowdy, nuisance behaviour”.