Tristan Carlyle-Watson wiped away tears after hearing the verdict.
Tristan Carlyle-Watson wiped away tears after hearing the verdict.

Tears from GoPro gang rapist after trio found guilty

WARNING: Graphic content

A MAN on trial for the gang rape of an intellectually disabled girl which was filmed on a GoPro camera dropped his head between his knees and wiped away tears when a jury found him guilty of the horrific crime.

Tristan Carlyle-Watson, 26, was found guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault in company but not guilty of a second count of sexual intercourse without consent.

His co-accused Andrew Waters and Kurt Stevenson were found guilty of multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault against the 16-year-old girl at a house party in St Clair, Western Sydney in May 2015.

During the six-week trial the jury was shown the horrific 16-minute video in which one man says, ,"one by one we will all get a f***."

The film also showed Stevenson having sex with the limp-limbed girl while Andrew Waters stood next to the bed naked with an erect penis waiting his turn.

 

Kurt Stevenson was found guilty along with two other men.
Kurt Stevenson was found guilty along with two other men.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal that in February Waters was convicted following a trial on unrelated matters but the entire case was suppressed by District Court Judge Jeffrey McLellan.

The crime was discovered when police arrested the owner of the GoPro for vandalism offences and found footage of the sexual assault.

Police then tracked down the girl who did not know she had been sexually assaulted telling police she had drunk a spiked beer at the party and passed out.

The defendants claimed the girl was an active participant in the group sex, however, the Crown argued that she had been too drunk to consent.

The girl told the court she had been invited to the party by Carlyle-Watson, a stranger who had messaged her on Facebook a few days before.

The court heard evidence from a forensic psychologist that the girl had a mild intellectual disability and was very immature for her age.

Prosecutor Sharon Harris told the jury that the victim was, "a vulnerable young lady without the coping skills to protect herself."

Other men including a minor identified only as ML have pleaded guilty to their roles in the sexual assault.

Stevenson, Waters and Carlyle-Watson remain in custody and will face a sentencing hearing in October.

News Corp Australia

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