Three teenagers face rape and torture charges

By Calvin Palmer

Three teenagers appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today charged with the rape and torture of two men.

Ahmed Yehia, 19, of Broadmeadows; Nabil Merhi, 18, of Glenroy; and Eric Mumbler, 19, of Broadmeadows, were charged with nearly 200 counts of assault and sexual assault.

It is alleged the men imprisoned and repeatedly raped, threatened, and assaulted two men at Coolaroo in Melbourne’s northwest between May and June this year.

Yehia faces 61 charges of sexual and weapon-related assault, while Merhi, was charged with 73 offences including assault with burning matches and setting fire to clothing.

The pair are due to appear in court tomorrow when the hearing continues.

Mumbler faces 62 charges including sex and weapon-related assault offences and making threats to kill.

He was remanded in custody to reappear in court on January 29.

[Based on reports by the Melbourne Herald Sun and ABC News.]

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