Camera found as evidence
USED TO FILM ALLEGED RAPE
POLICE recently raided the Western Sydney home of the owner of a GoPro camera allegedly used to film the gang rape of an unconscious girl at a party he hosted in May.
The 16-year-old was allegedly raped by at least four males with the 16-minute ordeal recorded on a GoPro camera during a party.
Police Transport Command officers allegedly found the “hideous” footage after searching a car near Campbelltown station while investigating graffiti offences.
Tristan Carlyle-Watson is accused of “actively encouraging other co-accused”.
It took investigators months to find the alleged victim and her alleged rapists, who were identified by their tattoos, after she was allegedly set upon at a St Clair home.
It is alleged there were as many as eight males in the room, including a teenage boy, and the girl may have had her drink spiked.
The man who owned the GoPro camera has not been charged. Child Abuse Squad detectives charged three men and a 17-year-old with rape last Wednesday, while Mr Carlyle-Watson, who allegedly laughed at the girl and egged on the alleged rapists, was charged with concealing an indictable offence.
Two of the men, Ayden Devereux and Kurt Stevenson, both 24, have young children, with police saying some of the men were mar- ried or engaged. Mr Devereux is also charged for filming the alleged rape.
The party was hosted only a few blocks from where Mr Carlyle-Watson and Mr Stevenson live. Neighbours said police were at the house on October 7 with forensic officers combing the home and the garage for evidence.
Penrith Local Court heard Mr Carlyle-Watson did nothing to help the girl and when she contacted him the next day asking what happened, he allegedly told her “nothing happened”.
Court papers stated he failed “without reasonable excuse” to bring information to police.
Police Prosecutor Varinder Pawar submitted that Mr Carlyle-Watson “actively encouraged his other co-accused in the deplorable conduct”.
Mr Carlyle-Watson was charged with conceal serious indictable offence and appeared in Penrith Local Court last week. Mr Devereux appeared in Mt Druitt Court on the same day, while Mr Waters, 23, and Mr Stevenson, appeared in Penrith Local Court charged with aggravated sexual assault in company. The four will reappear next month.
The teenager arrested was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault in company, attempted aggravated sexual assault, two counts of aggravated indecent assault, and resisting police. He appeared at a children’s court on October 15.