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  1. munch

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    A schoolgirl on her way home was gang-raped at knifepoint in the grounds of a boys' high school, Sydney police said.

    The 16-year-old girl had been walking along Rodd Street, Birrong about 5.40pm (AEST) Thursday when she was approached by three young men, believed to be aged in their late teens.

    "One of the men, who was armed with a knife, forced the girl into the grounds of the nearby Birrong Boys High School where she was allegedly sexually assaulted," Detective Inspector Kim McKay from the Child Protection Enforcement Agency said today.

    "There were three men involved and under the law that constitutes a gang rape."

    Det Insp McKay said following the rape, the young girl was able to break free and run to a neighbouring home for help.

    She was then taken to Liverpool Hospital where she underwent counselling and a medical examination.

    "She's resting today - obviously it's a very traumatic experience (but) she's coping fine," she said.

    Police hope to take a more detailed statement from the girl later today but it is understood she did not know her attackers.

    News of this latest gang rape comes as two brothers, now aged 17 and 18, were today sentenced to 11 and 21 years' jail respectively for their parts in a series of gang rapes in Sydney's south west two years ago.

    On August 15, the 20-year-old leader of the same gang of rapists that preyed on four girls aged 16 to 18, was sentenced to 55 years' jail.

    Late last month, a 19-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years' jail for his involvement in those attacks.

    Det Insp McKay said there was no indication yesterday's attack was linked to the earlier gang rapes.

    "I've got nothing to link this investigation to any other that we have been looking at in the past but as you can appreciate it is early days as far as the investigation goes and we will be looking at all possibilities," she said.

    "I can say that obviously it's of great concern to anyone that these attacks are occurring in our community and the police are responding by investigating as thoroughly as we can, identifying the offenders and putting them before the courts as soon as we can."

    Det Insp McKay would not go into the details of the offence but called for help from members of the public.

    "We're inquiring if there was anyone that may have been around the Birrong high school last night between 6pm to 9pm, who may have some information to come forward and talk to police," she said.

    "This is a particularly horrendous crime and we are looking for any support we can get from the public and we're warning young women who are travelling on their own to be on the lookout for offenders."

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