A 15-year-old boy is accused of raping three young girls at his school and blackmailing one of the teenagers for explicit photos of herself.
The boy allegedly attacked the three students - aged 14 to 15 - over 18 months at a school in Perth's southern suburbs.
He pleaded not guilty to 24 child sex and violence charges in Perth Children's Court on Monday.
Included in the charges were two counts of sexual penetration without consent and 15 counts of dealings with a child under 16.
One of the alleged victims - a 15-year-old girl - is too terrified to return to the classroom and is on a suicide prevention plan.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The boy allegedly attacked the three students - aged 14 to 15 - over 18 months at a school in Perth's southern suburbs (stock image)
Her distressed mother alleged the boy threatened to physically harm her daughter if the 15-year-old didn't send him explicit photos of herself.
She also claimed he sexually harassed her child in the lead-up to the alleged indecent assault that occurred earlier this year.
The alleged victim victim claimed the boy touched her inappropriately even while a teacher was in the classroom.
The young girl has a six-month restraining order against the boy which bans him from messaging her on social media or coming within 20m of her or her school.
He is also accused of bashing the girl and will face two assault occasioning bodily harm charges as well as four counts of indecently dealing with child aged 13 to 16.
The charge of sexual penetration without consent relates to a second victim who the boy is also accused of physically assaulting.
Magistrate Andree Horrigan recommended a judge rather than a magistrate handle the case due to the 'serious bundle of charges'.
'There was [alleged] touching, photographs, procuring, penetration,' she said of the 'variety' of 'significantly serious' charges.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The 15-year-old boy allegedly assaulted three students - aged 14 to 15 - over an 18 month period at a high school