Dozens of Australian girls who attended the identical non-public ladies faculty have acquired used condoms and threatening messages within the mail in what authorities are investigating as a “focused assault.”
About 65 girls who attended Kilbreda Faculty Mentone, a Catholic highschool close to Melbourne, within the late Nineties have acquired the disturbing mail over the previous two months, 9NEWS reported.
Police mentioned whoever is behind the sick act apparently obtained the victims’ addresses utilizing a student-created yearbook from the category of 1999, according to the Guardian.
“It’s fairly doable this yearbook, which had addresses on it, could have been discovered by somebody who was not related to the varsity and will have simply thought it … (was) a joke to begin with and now it has develop into fairly severe,” Victoria police Detective Senior Sgt. Grant Lewis mentioned Wednesday, the outlet reported.
“We’re preserving an open thoughts in relation to any relationships to the varsity or the scholars, or somebody who has no affiliation to the varsity in anyway,” he added.
Lewis mentioned among the letters have been handwritten and a few have been typed, however that every one contained “suggestive and threatening… sexualized” messages.
The primary incident was reported March 20 and the newest mailing was acquired on Monday.
One of many victimized girls recognized herself by her first title, Bree, whose mom opened the envelope and observed its revolting contents.
“Her response was fairly shocked and she or he was fairly upset,” Bree mentioned, in response to the Guardian.
“I used to be very freaked out [and] didn’t sleep that night time. The subsequent day I heard of one other woman who had acquired the identical or related sort of letter after which there was one other one.”
Bree mentioned the letter she acquired contained a sexually graphic message and that she created a Fb web page that led further girls to come back ahead with related accounts.
“It was fully disgusting — not one thing that you’d anticipate within the mail,” she mentioned.
“A few of our dad and mom are fairly aged and a few dad and mom are sick and among the ladies are unwell for the time being. It’s simply the very last thing anyone wanted,” Bree added.
“We will’t consider anyone who has a grudge in opposition to us.”
Kilbreda Faculty Principal Nicole Mangelsdorf mentioned the incidents weren’t associated to any knowledge breach on the faculty.
“(I’m) appalled by this despicable act and condemn it within the strongest doable phrases whereas providing assist to any former scholar who wants it,” Mangelsdorf mentioned, 9NEWS reported.
Lewis mentioned investigators are utilizing DNA and handwriting evaluation to attempt to monitor down who’s behind the disgusting act, which police mentioned was being handled as a “focused assault.”
“It’s believed that almost all of those that reported the fabric have acquired a number of letters, all with the suspected used merchandise included,” police mentioned in a press release.
The Bayside Sexual Offences and Baby Abuse Investigation Crew are interesting to the general public for assist in fixing the crime.