Teen rapist loses appeal to have four-year sentence reduced

A 14-YEAR-OLD Rockhampton boy who raped a male teenager whom he knew had his application to appeal his sentence refused on Friday.

In 2012, the boy was sentenced to four years detention after pleading guilty to a number of offences including the rape of a 16-year-old teenager while the pair was home alone playing PlayStation games, court documents revealed.

They said the offender thought the complainant was calling police so he snatched the phone out of his hand and threw it.

The complainant then politely asked the offender to leave. It was then stated the offender said, "No, I am going to rape you".

Graphic details of the assault were recorded in the document, which also stated the offender as child had suffered sexual and physical abuse. His legal representatives argued the original sentencing judge gave insufficient weight to the boy's plea because of his youth and his shockingly dysfunctional background.



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