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New York state police charges 7 year old boy with rape

Written by Rey Jeremiah

The New York State Police has charged a 7 year old boy with rape.

The unidentified child, from Brasher Falls near the US-Canada border, was charged with third-degree rape on March 23.

Authorities said the incident was first reported on November 26 2020.

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The little boy has been released and will be tried as a juvenile delinquent according to reports.

Under current state law, the minimum age of criminal prosecution is 7 .

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The incident reportedly occured on Thanksgiving in upstate New York.

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No further details have been released about the incident .

The case will be handled in Family Court, according to the police.

It is also not clear what relation, if any, the suspect and the victim are to one another.

 

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Anthony Martone, a Queens attorney who handles youth defense cases slammed authorities as ‘absurd’ for bringing the charges against the 7-year-old and said he believes it is almost an ‘impossibility’ that they will stick.

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‘Instinctually, it shouldn’t happen that a 7 year old – I don’t think you even could really realize what you’re doing at 7 years old,’ said .

‘So I think it’s absurd to charge a 7 year old with rape. They’d have to prove he actually physically committed this act, which to me it almost seems to be an impossibility.’

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