An 11-year-old boy has become Britain’s youngest male-on-male rapist after he admitted attacking a nine-year-old boy 15 times when he was arraigned in court.
The child from Blackpool, Lancashire, was only caught when the victim’s mother heard suspicious whispering on the baby monitor in her son’s bedroom, Daily Mail reports.
On May 29 this year, the defendant was playing with the nine-year-old boy in his bedroom when his mother heard whispering over the baby monitor.
She walked into the bedroom to find the defendant raping her son on the bedroom floor. The defendant told her: ‘I am sorry, I don’t know why I did it.’
The victim was interviewed by specialist police officers and told them that the defendant raped him almost every day they played together. The defendant also told him to keep what was happening a secret.
The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to one charge of raping the same boy 15 times and three charges of sexual touching.
Inquiries then revealed the defendant had sexually touched another boy aged seven over his clothing. The defendant was on bail when he twice sexually touched an 11-year-old disabled boy over his trousers.
Kerry Grieve, prosecuting, said the offences took place between April last year and last month in the seaside town. Brett Chappell, defending, described the case as tragic for everyone and said the defendant had been the victim of sex abuse himself some years ago.
Mr Chappell said the boy had pleaded guilty immediately and shown a sense of shame and remorse. He added that the defendant recognised he needed help for his problems and would work towards addressing them.
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