Two 12-year-old boys in Australia have been arrested for the alleged rape of a 6-year-old girl.
The incident occurred in July at a Northern Beaches, Sydney, school, the Daily Mail reported. After an extensive investigation, two 12-year-old boys were charged with aggravated sexual assault and sexual intercourse with a child under 10.
“Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad were alerted by the Department of Education following incidents at a school on Sydney’s Northern Beaches,’’ police said in a statement obtained by the Daily Telegraph.
One of the suspects is facing four counts of aggravated sexual assault, while the other is facing two counts. The names of the suspects and victim were not released.
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Both suspects have been granted bail, but will appear in court in the coming months.