A schoolgirl who committed suicide after she was raped by five teenagers may never get justice.Her case has been brought to light after her mother released a letter written by her late daughter to her school.
In the heart-wrenching letter, Cassidy Trevan claimed she had been raped by two boys at a house in a Melbourne, Australia suburb in 2014.The unfinished letter, which stops at the point Cassidy was beginning to describe how she was raped, was found on her laptop.
WARNING TO ALL School name ommitted STUDENTS
I was a student at school name ommitted and I was raped by some of the students who still attend that school. I know this already probably sounds like attention-seeking but it’s honestly far from it. I have many reasons for doing this which I’ll also explain.
My aim is to warn other people (students mostly but also parents) about what happened because I’m worried if they could do it to me they could do it to other kids like me, or at least try to. You actually have the power to stop this from happening. Remember the people who did this to me were school students at omitted, it’s hard to believe, I know. But it’s true.
I’m not doing this for revenge to those students that raped me, set up the rape, bullied me about the rape, teased me about the rape or anything like that. I’m also not doing this for attention seeking like I mentioned earlier, I want to make that clear.
I’m doing this because over 1500 students years 7-12 are currently enrolled at the school and they need to be warned. I feel because of what happened to me, and because the staff at the school did nothing to help me (which I’ll talk a bit more about later). It’s now my duty to warn you all and to make you aware of what happened. (Not just what you may have heard around school but what actually happened.)
But I’m also doing this for myself. I want to finally after 1 and ½ years be left alone. It’s surprising just how many students at omitted have heard stories of me and weirdly enough still get told stories of me to this day. I still continue to get students I’ve never met contacting me Facebook calling me a slut. I’ve moved schools, I’ve moved house and still I’m being contacted and bullied. I can’t stop people from spreading rumours, but at least I could try and spread what really happened seeing as it’s still being talked about anyway. But as I said this honestly is more so for students who are unaware of this and are in danger of those students.
My name is Cassidy Trevan, and I was raped.
If anyone every tries this on you trust me it’s worth fighting! Fight! If you don’t you’ll regret it for the rest of your life like I do. You can do it.
Be careful. Be warned. Be safe.
Linda claimed her daughter spoke to police ‘a number of times’ after she was raped but was scared to make a formal statement because she thought the bullies would seek revenge.
She claimed none of the alleged attackers were interviewed by officers, and the case was ultimately dropped.
Linda tried to move Cassidy to two different schools but the teen was suffering from flashbacks, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Her mother has urged the police to reopen her daughter’s case.
But Greg Davies, the state of Victoria Victims of Crime Commissioner, has said there is only a ‘very faint possibility’ of getting a conviction.
Mr Davies told Channel 9 News :
“I would think it would be almost unprecedented to have anyone convicted of a rape years after it had occurred and after the victim had passed away.
Cassidy committed suicide in December 2015.