Police are investigating the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Liverpool on the weekend.
The rape occurred in a car park stairwell at Liverpool library on Saturday evening.
The teenager was alone in the library forecourt after using the council’s free wi-fi when she was approached by six men at 9:20pm.
Police said she was sexually assaulted by two of the men, while the other four watched, failing to intervene and stop the attack.
Superintendent Peter Gillam said the girl was traumatised but assisting police with their inquiries.
“[I’m] obviously very disgusted,” he told reporters in Liverpool on Tuesday. “It’s something that shouldn’t happen in Liverpool or anywhere.”
After the assault, the girl walked back to the library and told a bystander what had happened where she was helped and police were called.
The men are described as African in appearance and all aged in their 20s. They were reportedly last seen walking toward a Macquarie Street shopping centre.
Liverpool detectives believe the attack was a one-off random incident and are urging anybody with information to come forward.
The attack holds similarities between two other assaults earlier this year in western Sydney.
Four teenagers were charged in February with the alleged gang rape of a girl in a Doonside park, while in April two teenage girls were coaxed off a Sydney train and raped in a Fairfield park.
Police are continuing the investigation. – Melisa Alic
Top photo taken by Daniel Walker