13- year- old on sex offenders register after raping three year old girl

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Blackpool magistrate court
Blackpool magistrate court, where the case was heard

A 13-year-old boy has become one of the youngest people in Britain to be put on the sex offenders’ register after he admitted having canal knowledge of a three-year-old girl.

The little girl’s mother caught the teenager assaulting her daughter in the lounge of her Lancashire home last May.

When questioned by police, the boy also confessed that he had carried out a further serious sexual attack on the girl.The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to charges of rape and sexual touching during an appearance at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

He was sentenced to a 12-month referral order and put on the Sex Offenders Register for two-and-a-half years by District Judge Jeff Brailsford.

The judge told the him: ‘I know you accept that this was a dreadful assault you committed on this little girl.

‘One can only hope there will be no lasting effect on her and that she can put it behind her and will forget.

‘I accept you had a difficult childhood, which was one of neglect. I also accept there is good evidence to suggest you were abused as a child and this helped to form the way you behaved.’

Prosecutor Julie Fogarty said the offences took place about 7.30pm on May 15 last year. The girl was not injured in the attacks.

Steven Townley, defending, said the boy, who had no previous convictions, immediately admitted what he had done.

The boy told officers that he had previously been sexually abused.

Mr Townley added: ‘This appears to be a case where a victim becomes an offender, by mimicking behaviour. I understand that the person my client says assaulted him has now been charged.

‘My client needs help. His age at the time of the offence must be taken into account and the fact he has committed no further offences.’

The defence added that the boy now had a team of social and care workers supervising him.

As part of the order the boy will receive counselling from a panel of youth specialists who will talk to him about his offending behaviour and awareness of the victim.

It will also address his education and training.

He may also be asked to take part in reparation by completing work for the community.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, wore a tracksuit and trainers as he sat next to a social worker in the hearing.

Source: Mail on line.

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  1. Its sad that this case has been handled this way. For a little boy who believes that what was done to him was normal and as such is doing to another is now being criminalize is a sad day in history for the world we live in. My heart goes out to that poor boy and another innocent girl suffering from our neglect of the youths.
    As parents we should endeavor if possible one partner should resign (not easy) to take care of the children until the age of five. Even with this you need to be praying parents 24/7.