12-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Rape Is Now Free To Go On Holiday
A 12 year-old-boy accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in a school toilet block has been excused from an upcoming court appearance to go on an interstate holiday with his family.
The boy pleaded not guilty to four counts of indecent assault, three whilst in the company, and two counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10 in the Children’s Court on Thursday.
Prosecutors allege the girl was attacked by the 12-year-old and a co-accused on different occasions between June and August this year.
It’s understood the young girl told someone at school about the alleged attack and her parents were notified.
The alleged incidents took place at a Northern Beaches school in Sydney, which can’t be named to protect the identity of the children.
Following the incident, the court heard that the Education Department reported the allegations to police and the Department of the Director of Public Prosecutions elected to prosecute the case.
The schoolboy appeared in court today, accompanied by his parents and an aunt.
The 12-year-old’s lawyer James Viney asked that the boy’s bail conditions be amended so he could go on a family holiday.
Magistrate Louise McMahon agreed and excused him from appearing at the next court date in November.
The co-accused, also a 12-year-old boy, will face the Children’s Court on October 20.