11 years old boys sentenced for raping 8 year old girl in London

Atlanta 8/18/2010 10:21 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

The two boys, now 11, were sentenced for raping an 8 year old girl in 2009. Both plead not guilty for attempted rape.

The boys claimed they were just "being naughty" and playing a game with the girl, but the Justice Saunders rejected this idea. Although he believes that a custodial sentence would be "counter-productive," he has ordered the boys to sign the sex-offender register for two and half years.

There has been much speculation regarding the case, since the 8 year old girl gave authorities a clear description of what went down, consistent with medical evidence and other eye witness reports. However, the girl came forward later to say that she had lied about everything because she had been afraid that her mom would reprimand her for being naughty.

The court has been criticized endlessly for the way it has handled this case. It is a difficult case, court members respond, given the ages of the children and the accusations being made.



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