Teen Asks Police To Drop Probe Of Rape Confession Incident
August 6, 2009 at 5:00 AM (PT)
The 14-year-old girl at the center of the controversial rape-confession incident on AUSTEREO Top 40 2DAY FM/SYDNEY has asked that the police investigation into the incident be dropped. According to a statement from the NEW SOUTH WALES Police, "A 14-year-old girl met with investigators in the presence of her mother on JULY 31st this year, when she was formally interviewed. However, the girl has this afternoon formally advised officers that she does not wish for the investigation to continue."
2DAY morning hosts KYLE SANDILANDS and JACKIE O were suspended after the airing of the segment, in which the girl, strapped to a fake polygraph, responded to a question about sex by saying, "Oh, okay, I got raped when I was 12 years old." SANDILANDS followed up by asking the girl if the rape was "the only experience you've had." The exchange set off a furor that included a police investigation and commentary from the Prime Minister. SANDILANDS also lost his position as a judge on the TEN NETWORK's "AUSTRALIAN IDOL."