FOUR men have now been charged with gang raping a woman who is said to have been lured into a fake date via an app.
The 22-year-old woman had dated a man she chatted with on an online dating app in June.
While she was in the bathroom of a house in Sydney, Australia, a group of men allegedly appeared and sexually assaulted her, the Supreme Court heard in August.
Police on Tuesday arrested a 24-year-old man and charged him with two counts of aggravated social sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
He was due to appear in Bankstown Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
A 23-year-old man has also been charged with two counts of serious social sexual assault.
He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in Newtown Magistrates’ Court on September 22.
Adam Kabout, 24, who is said to have orchestrated the attack, failed in his Supreme Court bail application in August.
Kabout tackles six cases of aggravated sex without consent in society.
The court heard police did not allege Kabout had sex with the woman, but did allegedly attempt to film the other men raping her.
A 19-year-old man was charged in June for his alleged involvement and remains in court.
Jayne Doherty, chief sex crimes detective, said at the time the woman had formed a relationship with the man online.
When she invited him over, he arrived – before the four others came to him, they say.
“She [allegedly] arrived at the site shortly after he arrived,” Doherty said.
The victim “took a number of steps to ensure her safety,” the police officer added.
“Through these steps, we were able to identify these people,” she said.
Police have urged people who use dating apps to tell others who they will be meeting and where they will be.
Dates should also “meet in public for the first time,” officials said.
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