A boy of 12 who raped a nine-year-old girl after watching hard-core pornography online was spared jail yesterday.
The schoolboy, who is now 14, told police he had raped the little girl because he wanted to ‘feel grown up’ after watching porn online.
He then ‘emulated’ the graphic footage and attacked a neighbour’s daughter, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.
The shocking case, on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, only came to light when the young victim felt ill and told her mother she feared there was ‘a baby in my tummy’.
Asked if something had happened to her, she became hysterical before revealing what the boy had done.
Police discovered the girl had been sexually assaulted a number of times in a shed in the garden of her home between December 1, 2010 and January 31 2011.
The boy, who lived next door, also abused the girl in his bedroom in front of a 12-year-old friend.
When he was interviewed by police the boy pointed out the sites he had viewed and when asked why he had copied them, he answered ‘temptation’ and ‘to feel grown up’.
He was later placed in a secure unit hundreds of miles away.
Judge Lady Smith said he should be given advice on handling relationships and sexual development rather than face jail. She handed him a four year supervision order to be carried out under the Children’s Panel, which means he will be closely supervised by social workers until the age of 18.
Source: Daily Mail
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