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Mother of school boy raped on overseas trip call for alleged perpetrators to face justice

Liam Bartlett
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The family of a boy who was raped in Japan while on a school rugby trip by his teammates in 2017 has called for the alleged perpetrators to face justice.

WA’s Chief Justice Peter Quinlan said there’s no objection that the Trinity school boy was sexually assaulted, but WA police have been unable to lay charges due to the offence occurring overseas.

The two teacher’s who were supervising the trip were convicted for failing to report the assault, the first time someone’s been convicted with WA’s child sexual abuse mandatory reporting laws.

One of those teachers, Anthony Webb, hired former WA Governor Malcolm McCusker QC in a bid to try and appeal the decision.

However the case was thrown out by the Chief Justice.

Now, four years on, the victim’s mother has called for the alleged perpetrators to face justice.

“The perpetrators have gotten off scot-free,” she told Liam Bartlett on 6PR Mornings.

“Some of their names are still displayed on honour boards in Trinity College in gold letters.

“These people should be displayed on the sex offenders register, not honour boards at a boys school.”

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Liam Bartlett
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