I am absolutely horrified at this news report - what is this world coming too? The number of viscous crimes being committed by young people is growing at an alarming rate because our legal systems are too lenient with them. I can't believe that the young girl is fighting for her life and the mongrel they want to talk to is unable to talk because he claimed he swallowed a coin......oh puleeze the poor little petal http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=360454 Rapists throw chemicals on girl 'to destroy DNA' Wednesday Jan 16 12:00 AEDT By ninemsn staff A schoolgirl was gang raped and then doused in chemicals to destroy DNA evidence, in an attack that English police described as "the most horrific thing imaginable". The 16-year-old was beaten and raped in an empty house in Tottenham, North London, by five youths last Wednesday, The Sun reports. After taking turns sexually assaulting her, the gang poured caustic soda over her body. She was left fighting for her life with horrendous burns from the drain-cleaning chemical and is now sedated in a stable condition in a London burns unit. "After they had finished raping her, the gang poured caustic soda over the girl to try and get rid of DNA evidence," a detective told The Sun. "It was the most horrific thing imaginable and the girl sustained serious burns ... this is about as low as it gets." A policewoman living next door heard the victim's cries, and treated her until paramedics arrived. A 17-year-old has reportedly been arrested over the savage attack, but is yet to be interviewed because he was taken to hospital after claiming to have swallowed a 10p coin. Police are appealing for further information.