A so-called ‘house of horrors’ where a teenage girl was allegedly tortured for hours has burned to the ground – just days after vigilantes threatened to raz it to the ground.
The Sunshine Coast home where the 13-year-old was allegedly attacked by three girls aged 14, 13 and 12 burst into flames around 1.30am on Wednesday morning, with the roof collapsing.
According to the fire service, no one was in the building at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.
The incident comes just days after the Housing Commission’s premises were boarded up after being looted and vandalized with graffiti messages including “JUSTICE 4 (the girl).”
Police have declared a crime scene at the property and are waiting for it to be declared safe before conducting a full investigation.
The Sunshine Coast home where a 13-year-old was allegedly attacked by three girls on March 11 burst into flames around 1:30am Wednesday morning
The house (interior pictured) had been vandalized and looted days earlier
A shocking video posted on social media showed three individuals allegedly assaulting the young girl by smashing bottles over her face and stabbing her with a kitchen knife while she was stripped naked.
The footage also allegedly showed the girl being tied up, repeatedly punched in the face as she begged for mercy, burned and stomped, and knives thrown at her.
The three accused attackers – who allegedly lured the teen home by inviting her to a party – have since been charged.
The trio are also accused of showering the 13-year-old girl later to remove the blood.
Last week, Queensland Police launched an investigation after supporters of the teenage girl published an address for one of the alleged attackers.
They threatened to burn down her house, throw stones through the windows and attack the accused teenager.
On Thursday, Queensland Police said they had now launched an investigation into the threats and in a statement to Daily Mail Australia they warned would-be vigilantes to stand down.
“People who do try to take matters into their own hands could very well have any weapon pointed at themselves and could take damage,” said a spokesman.
“In some cases, they may take legal action themselves, depending on their actions.”
Vigilante groups had threatened to burn down the home of one of the teens accused of torturing a 13-year-old girl (pictured after the attack) in a terrifying four-hour ordeal
Multiple social media accounts in the name of the alleged leader have been bombarded with sinister threats.
“Let’s go – only 1 hour away,” one posted on a post revealing the alleged ringleader’s home address. “Me and the tribe are about to be at her door.”
Another ominously posted, “No more house, just a pile of ashes.”
“She’s going to cry and beg to stop,” another threatened. “Why is it still breathing?” asked another.
Others have targeted the mother of one of the suspects and her sister.
“Everyone is after your daughters so spend as much time with them as you can because once they walk the streets they’re done,” a menacing post promised.
Police said their investigation was continuing, with a warning of dire potential consequences for any retaliatory attacks or identifying those involved.
“To ensure the safety of the community, police advise members of the public not to engage in methods of disrupting criminal activity or retaliation that could put them at risk of personal injury or further legal action,” added a spokesperson for it.
“Police have launched an investigation in connection with this matter and it would be inappropriate to comment further and inappropriate to identify a victim of a crime.”
The eldest child was remanded in custody pending an appearance next month at the Maroochydore Children’s Court.
Video posted on social media showed three people attacking the young girl by smashing bottles over her face and stabbing her with a kitchen knife as she was stripped half naked
She was charged with four counts of assault resulting in bodily harm, assault resulting in bodily harm in company, deprivation of liberty, entering a home and committing a criminal offence, armed robbery in company, use of personal force, entering buildings and committing a criminal offense. felony and willful damage.
The two younger girls have been released on bail and will return to Maroochydore Children’s Court later this month.
The 13-year-old was charged with assault resulting in bodily harm, assault resulting in bodily harm in company, deprivation of liberty, armed robbery in combination with personal violence, entering a home and committing a criminal offence, ordinary assault and unauthorized dealing. with store items.
The 12-year-old was charged with assault with bodily harm, assault with bodily harm in company, deprivation of liberty, armed robbery in company with personal assault, entering a home and committing a felony and unauthorized handling of retail items.
Meanwhile, Australians have gathered around the alleged victim and raised more than $35,000 for her in just 24 hours.
A GoFundMe appeal was launched by the alleged victim’s mother under a photo of her daughter’s blood-stained face, which quickly shot past the initial goal of $1,111.
HOW THE ALLEGED HOUSE OF HORRORS CASE DISCOVERED
A teenage girl, 13, goes to a Tewantin home after she is reportedly invited to a party by three girls she had recently befriended.
Once she arrives, she is allegedly tortured for four hours, during which she is allegedly stripped half naked, beaten and stabbed with a knife.
The girls later allegedly escorted her home and stood by her side when she told her mother that she had been attacked by someone on her way to the house and that the three girls rescued her.
Queensland Police have filed charges against the three girls – aged 14, 13 and 12 – allegedly involved in the incident
Images of the alleged attack have begun to circulate on social media. Supporters of the 13-year-old girl have begun trolling the alleged attackers and their families and threatening vigilante action.
Queensland Police are issuing a warning to vigilantes, warning that the threats are under investigation.
Tewantin’s house, where one of the accused attackers lives and the girl was allegedly tortured, goes up in flames in a suspicious fire around 1:30 a.m.