My name is Cassidy Trevan

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Cassidy Trevan struggled to live for two years after she was gang-raped by fellow students and terrorized at her high school. She took her life December 2015 at the age of 15. Cassidy lived in Victoria, Australia. 

Before her death, she drafted a letter detailing what she endured at the hands of her tormentors, including one of them orchestrating her gang rape when she was 13. The letter is addressed to all the students at her former school but it’s to everyone.

Please make sure this gets read and shared. 

 

WARNING TO ALL School name ommitted STUDENTS

I was a student at school name ommitted and I was raped by some of the students who still attend that school. I know this already probably sounds like attention-seeking but it’s honestly far from it. I have many reasons for doing this which I’ll also explain.

My aim is to warn other people (students mostly but also parents) about what happened because I’m worried if they could do it to me they could do it to other kids like me, or at least try to. You actually have the power to stop this from happening. Remember the people who did this to me were school students at omitted, it’s hard to believe, I know. But it’s true.

I’m not doing this for revenge to those students that raped me, set up the rape, bullied me about the rape, teased me about the rape or anything like that. I’m also not doing this for attention seeking like I mentioned earlier, I want to make that clear.

I’m doing this because over 1500 students years 7-12 are currently enrolled at the school and they need to be warned. I feel because of what happened to me, and because the staff at the school did nothing to help me (which I’ll talk a bit more about later). It’s now my duty to warn you all and to make you aware of what happened. (Not just what you may have heard around school but what actually happened.)

But I’m also doing this for myself. I want to finally after 1 and ½ years be left alone. It’s surprising just how many students at omitted have heard stories of me and weirdly enough still get told stories of me to this day. I still continue to get students I’ve never met contacting me Facebook calling me a slut. I’ve moved schools, I’ve moved house and still I’m being contacted and bullied. I can’t stop people from spreading rumours, but at least I could try and spread what really happened seeing as it’s still being talked about anyway. But as I said this honestly is more so for students who are unaware of this and are in danger of those students.

My name is Cassidy Trevan, and I was raped.

If anyone every tries this on you trust me it’s worth fighting! Fight! If you don’t you’ll regret it for the rest of your life like I do. You can do it.

Be careful. Be warned. Be safe.

 

Linda Trevan and Cassidy

Linda Trevan said her daughter had stopped going to school in October 2013 because of bullying. When she returned  after the new year, the her tormentors apologised and invited her to Springvale Festival on February 15. Later that day they lured her to a boy’s house where the attack took place.

“One boy stood at the door,” said Ms Trevan. “Two boys shared her in the room and two girls waited in the lounge room.

“I want it out there so it gets stopped, people get help before suicide.”

Where to get help:

1. Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 or visit www.kidshelpphone.ca for online chat counselling.

2. Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centre here.

2017-02-26T14:22:25+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on My name is Cassidy Trevan
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