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Four Boys Ages 9-14 Charged With Rape

July 25, 2009 Comments off

AZcentral.com : Oldest boy in assault of girl to be tried as adult.

Authorities said Thursday that four boys ages 9 to 14 took turns raping an 8-year-old girl behind a shed for more than 10 minutes in what Phoenix police are calling one of the most horrific cases they’ve ever seen.

The 14-year-old boy was charged Wednesday as an adult with two counts of sexual assault and kidnapping, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said. He appeared in court Thursday and is being held without bond.

The other boys – ages 9, 10, and 13 – were charged as juveniles with sexual assault. The 10- and 13-year-old boys also were charged with kidnapping, the office said Thursday.

All four boys will be branded (in some cases for life) as “sex offenders”, thanks to the Adam Walsh Act.