December 15, 2012

13-year-old male charged with rape


---- — ROUSES POINT — A 13-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of two teens.

The Rouses Point teen raped a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl in the Village of Rouses Point, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigator Scott Hite said this week.

The boy was arrested Nov. 6 on two counts of first-degree rape, a felony.

The legal age of consent in New York state is 17. According to the law, only the age of the victim is taken into account when figuring charges, not the age of the alleged rapist.

Because of the sensitive nature of the case, Hite said, he could not release any further details.

The case will be handled in Family Court, he said.

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