A 10-year-old girl, identified as “Ashley,” has been charged with aggravated sexual assault after allegedly playing "doctor" with a group of neighborhood children in Houston, Texas.
According to My Fox Houston, a neighbor saw the children playing in the courtyard of their apartment complex and called the unidentified mom of a 4-year-old boy who was also playing with them (video below).
“I’ve never dealt with a child this young being accused of a crime," said Quanell X, a friend of Ashley’s family. "In fact this was nothing more than inappropriate horseplay that has now led to a child that is 10 years old being charged with aggravated rape."
Back in June, Ashley was held for four days in a juvenile detention center. She was 9 years old when the alleged crime happened.
“It’s a nightmare even having to go through something like this because that’s my baby, that’s my baby and just the thought of her going through something like this it hurts me,” said Ashley's mother to My Fox Houston.
She claims she was not allowed to accompany her daughter when she was questioned by police for 45 minutes.
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Ashley’s court date will be in October.
Source: My Fox Houston