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Four Middle School Boys Accused of Rape

A sign for Chesnut Ridge Middle School in Ramapo, NY., which the four suspects attend. Photo: Google maps.

In Ramapo, NY., four boys, aged 12 and 13, have been accused of raping two young girls. The 12 and 14 year old alleged victims told authorities that they were repeatedly assaulted by the boys at an apartment over several days.  The girls, who attend a different school, first told their parents about the incident, which allegedly took place between Monday, June 11, and Thursday, June 14.  According to court documents, the boys first beat and raped the 14-year-old, then returned two days later and attempted to rape the 12-year-old who fought them off and was assaulted in the process. The boys, three of them aged 13 and one 12, were arrested Saturday on felony charges.  In an interview with LoHud.com, the 14-year-old said, “I was scared my parents might yell at me or do something against the boys. Finally, my friend told me that if I didn’t tell my parents, she would come over and tell them herself.”

Their case is being handled in Rockland Family Court; the minimum age for a teen to be charged as an adult is 14.  A judge will decide tomorrow if the boys will remain in custody or be released.  Their attorneys are asking that they be freed on the grounds that they have no previous criminal history and get good grades at school.  According to Ramapo Police Detective Lt. Mark Emma, “What these perpetrators did was vile. These were violent, heinous offenses that no person, let alone a child, should have to suffer. … There’s going to be emotional issues for them for years to come.”

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