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My Name Is Cassidy Trevan (15), And I Was Raped

A 15-year-old schoolgirl committed suicide after being bullied and gang raped when she was just 13. Before taking her own life however, Cassidy Trevan of Melbourne, Australia wrote this powerful and heartbreaking suicide note as a warning to other students at her school.

“My name is Cassidy Trevan, and I was raped,” reads the letter. “I was a student at (Wellington Secondary College) and I was raped by some of the students who still attend that school. 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. 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.”

The gang rape was reported to Dandenong police, but Cassidy never made a formal statement as she was scared that the bullies would retaliate. Despite Linda and her daughter meeting with the police more than 20 times over a two-year period, the case was eventually dropped due to lack of evidence.

Cassidy’s unfinished letter, which you can see below, was found on her computer by her mom, Linda. She shared it with 9 News and also took to Facebook to share her daughter’s tragic story.

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