Police hunt for sex attack gang

A 14-year-old girl is left traumatised after a gang of men sexually assaulted her in a Geelong park and then at a nearby house.
One of Victoria's top sexual assault detectives says he is "amazed" that people have questioned the behaviour of a 14-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a group of drunken men on the weekend.
Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Walsh, from Victoria Police's Sexual Crime Squad, told Raf Epstein on ABC 774 on Wednesday afternoon that the assault against the girl had been at the violent end of the scale.
The Geelong park where police allege the four men approached the girl and her friend. The Geelong park where police allege the four men approached the girl and her friend.
"[It was a] "despicable, despicable act that they've committed on this young girl," he said. "She's a 14 year old girl; she's absolutely traumatised by what's happened. She's devastated."
Detective Walsh said sexual crimes squad police had been door knocking houses in the area to try to find the house where the girl had been taken and assaulted.
Police have appealed for public help in finding the four men who approached the girl and her 16-year-old male friend at a park on Paramount Crescent in the Geelong suburb of St Albans Park at 4am on Sunday.
A composite picture of the four men police are wanting to speak with over the sex assault. A composite picture of the four men police are wanting to speak with over the sex assault. Photo: Victoria Police
The pair had been at a party nearby with other teenagers, and left the party to talk in the park, when they were approached by four men unknown to them.
Detective Walsh said police were concerned the group could attack again.
"The actual sexual assault, Raf, is of an extremely serious nature and police are very concerned about the allegations and very keen to speak to these four males."
Epstein read text messages from two ABC callers who questioned why the girl was in a park at 4am.
But Detective Walsh said that was the wrong question.
"I find it amazing, without getting into politics, that we question girls and we question their behaviour when we don't even ask, 'what's four blokes out doing, allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl?'
"You know, that's my take on that sort of question, and I've been in this sexual assault field for many years, and I find it amazing that people straight away question females for their actions, and they're not questioning the males. I mean, what are four males doing allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl? That's a question I'd ask."
The 14-year-old's hour-long ordeal began when a group of four older men, described as stocky and aged in their mid-20s, carrying stubbies of beer, approached the girl and her friend in the park and and started a conversation that quickly took a bad turn, detectives were told.
The suspected ringleader of the group picked the girl up in his arms and with two other men walked off with her to an alcove that joined the park to Filipi Drive, a residential street.
She was sexually assaulted in the front yard of a home, while the boy pleaded with the group to let her go, telling them she was only very young, police said.
One man returned to the boy and threw him to the ground before kicking him, which had caused him to run back to the party to get help.
When the boy returned to the park with help, the girl was missing, police believe having been taken to an unknown house linked to the group.
One of the men eventually walked her back to the park and she knocked on a random door for help at about 5am.
Affected by trauma and alcohol, the girl was unable to tell police exactly where she had been taken as well as some of the details of what unfolded inside the house.
But Detective Walsh said the assault by the men, who the girl described as being older than 25 and muscular, had been the violent end of the scale.
"[She's] extremely shaken by the incident but coping, and an extremely brave young girl."