Waterloo, NY (April 30, 2019) – On Monday, April 29th, police announced the arrest of a 15-year-old boy who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl earlier this month. According to authorities, the teenage boy from Mentz was charged with first-degree rape, which is a class B felony, for the abuse that was reported to have occurred on April 13th.
State Police in Waterloo stated that the incident was reported on the same day that it allegedly happened and that the police were alerted by a member of the suspect’s family. The 15-year-old suspect was arrested at approximately 1:30 p.m. following an interview with the victim that was conducted at the Childhood Advocacy Center of Cayuga County in Auburn, according to police.
Since the suspect is a juvenile, he will need to return to Cayuga County Family Court as opposed to criminal court. At this time, police believe that the incident is a one-time occurrence, although further investigation may be likely to continue.
New York Child Victim’s Act
First and foremost, we wish to express our most heartfelt sympathies to the 10-year-old victim and her family as they attempt to recover from this incident. It is important for child victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows time to make an attempt at healing before taking legal action. At Hach & Rose, we are unyielding about holding those who commit such monstrous sexual offenses liable for their inexcusable actions. We firmly believe that each and every child victim deserves the most compassionate and understanding representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York tragically occurs all-too-often, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such heinous acts. Our sympathetic attorneys recognize the severe trauma that so many victims have been forced to endure, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of child sex abuse, please do not hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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