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Sly of the Underworld: Drawn out court cases are too traumatising

The family of a 14 year old girl have called on the State Government to introduce better protection for assault victims when in court. 

The girl was allegedly raped in 2015 by three men aged 30, 29 and 20 in Geelong.

They were committed to stand trial, before the case was withdrawn last month, with ongoing cross-examination too traumatising. 

Sly of the Underworld says ‘it is not an unusual’ for this to happen. 

‘Why should a victim be traumatised by having to give their story several times, and why should an accused have to wait 18 months,’ he told Ross and John. 

Sly says one solution is to get rid of committals. 

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