Girl, 12, rape charges

TWO Bendigo men have been charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl.The men, both in their 20s, are alleged to have consumed drugs and alcohol and had sex with the girl in full view of their friends despite her pleading with them to stop.Long Gully man Dale Goss, 25, and Jarrod Nadort, 23, of Lockwood were arrested on Tuesday after the girl made a report to police.They appeared in the Bendigo Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon for a bail application. It was opposed by police on the grounds that the charges were of such a serious nature that the men were considered a flight risk.Prosecutor, Leading Senior Constable Dave Somerton said police also believed the men would interfere with prosecution witnesses and endanger the safety of the victim if allowed back into the community.Despite their concerns Magistrate Jennifer Tregent granted bail.Detective Senior Constable David Newman from the sexual crimes squad said Goss and Nadort picked up a group of people, including the girl, from KFC in Bendigo on Saturday night.He said the group then drove to Nadort's bungalow at his parents' house where they consumed alcohol and the two men smoked cannabis.While in the Bungalow, the court was told, Nadort began touching the girl and had sex with her on a bed.``She was telling him to stop, she was trying to push him away,'' Detective Senior Constable Newman said. Nadort is alleged to have had sex with the girl a second time that night.He is alleged to have followed the girl out to a rear shed, pushed her onto a mattress and tried to remove her clothes. When she struggled he allegedly slapped her across the face and then had sex with her.Goss is alleged to have had sex with the girl on a couch inside the bungalow.Detective Senior Constable Newman said the girl awoke to find Goss standing over her naked.He then removed her clothes and lifted her on top of him while he sat on the couch and they had sex, the court heard.Two other people who were present at the time have made statements to police alleging they witnessed Nadort and Goss have sex with the girl.Both men deny the allegations.Nadort is charged with two counts of rape, two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 16, one count of common law assault and one count of indecent assault.Goss is charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual penetration of a child under 16 and one count of common law assault.They will return to court in September.