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The boy has been accused of raping an eight-year-old boy while armed with a weapon in Perth’s northern suburbs.

The accused boy was aged 10 at the time of the alleged attack. It did not happen at the school.

Police have charged him with sexual penetration of a child under 13 and threatening to kill, reports Daily Mail.

The incident happened back in December and parents at the boy’s school are outraged they are only finding out about it now.

About 50 parents held a meeting at the school on Monday morning after the alleged incident was raised on social media over the weekend.

A mother, known only as Caroline, said some parents had decided to pull their children from the school, while others were waiting to see what happened in court.

She said the victim did not attend the same school.

Caroline said the accused boy’s bail conditions required him to attend school and be supervised in the library during breaks.

‘One parent told me that her son had been playing with him at lunch time for the last three weeks,’ she told 6PR radio.

‘We just want the best for our children. We want our children to be safe, and of course this child needs help. He needs to be in the right care and if he is going to be at the school, he needs to be supervised at all times.’

Caroline said parents had a right to know if there was a sex offender among their children.

The school refused to comment to AAP.

The Department of Education said the accused boy was being ‘constantly supervised’ by two staff members while at school.

‘The school is doing everything reasonably possible to ensure the safety of all students,’ a spokesperson said.

UPDATE 3pm, 21 February 2017

Sentencing of the 10-year-old boy has been delayed because a magistrate is not sure the child has the capacity to understand the court process, reports Perth Now.

He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual penetration of a child and one count of threatening to kill.

The offender’s sentencing was delayed this morning after a psychologist raised capacity issues in a report to Perth Children’s Court.

Magistrate Andree-Marie Horrigan said in light of the report and the boy’s age she was not willing to deal with the matter without a further report on his fitness and capacity.

The case was adjourned until next month so a fitness to stand trial report could be prepared.

Do you think the school dealt with it fairly?

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  • what the heck! what an absolute failure for this situation! both boys are in need of help. No child should do this to another or even have the knowledge! this is very sad to have read.

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  • WTF!!! This kid needs psychiatric help, he has likely been abused himself.

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  • He knew right from wrong, or he wouldn’t have pleaded guilty. Terrible thing to have happened and reflects badly on his parents too.

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  • How sad is 5his ! I’m thi king about 5he boy who comitted this crime and am wondering how in the world did he came to this act ?! What happened to him that he comitted this crime ? Where are his parents ?
    And of course my thought go out to the 8 year old who was subject to this crime.
    Both boys need serious counseling and probably both parents need help and support.

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  • What the hell?! How is this even possible? What kind of a world are we living in now? Back when I went to school at that age sex was like this naughty word that we would giggle about and we never really knew that much about it or understood it and certainly would not even think about it! Kissing was enough of a reason to giggle and gossip. What kind of a home life does this child have to even think to do something like that?

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  • Im sure he doesnt understand the court process….neither do I. But he knows right from wrong and im sure he knows what he did was wrong.
    The thing that has to be worked on is why are we hearing this sort of thing more and more with young children. We are failing them.

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  • Ooh, there are so many layers to this incident. It makes me feel so sad, but sick, and frightened for all involved. What is the right way to deal with this? Who knows? It needs professionals to help everyone work their way through it. I can’t even imagine what has happened. I just can’t. This 10 year old must be in such a wrong head space to have committed the act in the first place. Where are his parents? Why did this happen? How do you punish and rehabilitate someone for this? And the poor victim and their family? How do you make sense of this? How do you recover? So many questions. Professional help needed for all involved.

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  • This is scary stuff. I wonder what the 10yo has gone through himself to make him do such a thing-maybe a victim of sexual abuse himself?

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  • Both boys need support, simple on that level. How to do it is incredibly hard. Placing the 10 year old in a detention centre is unlikely to provide him with therapy he needs but rather an opportunity to be further abused and learn additional antisocial behaviours.

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  • Children are taught sex education at a much younger age than they used to be. In the past it has been taught at schools. I believe parents now have to give consent. I don’t know what the procedures are now. I do know that one of my nieces was taught sex education in fairly graphic details in her first term at school and her parents were not at all impressed. A lot of parents asked for a group meeting with the school principal and teachers involved. I don’t know whether the boys were given lectures at the same time. There may be books in school libraries. I know one of my cousins bought her daughter one, but it wasn’t graphic. It just showed a diagram of the sperm travelling.


    • Are you blaming sex education? I think this child has seen either in real life or on the internet to behave in this way. We need proper education because the things children can innocently come across on the internet is not sex, it is porn and predators.

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  • Part of me thinks the boy should have been elsewhere… And part of me thinks he hasn’t been convicted yet. Aren’t we supposed to consider him innocent until the ourt verdict?

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  • I have only just read about this on yahoo news and for once I can say moms have more details than yahoo.
    Any how my comment :
    “Sentencing of the 10-year-old boy has been delayed because a magistrate is not sure the child has the capacity to understand the court process, reports Perth Now.”
    OMG this 10yr old raped and threatened to kill the younger boy. My brain can not quite take in how a 10yr old new how to sexually penetrate another child but he did and he needs to be locked away in a correction centre and receive extensive therapy, treatment and counselling.
    I also feel bail should not have been allowed for this child yet alone allowing him to go to school . HE needed to placed somewhere where he could not hurt/harm anyone else and given treatment /help. Something is seriously wrong with this child whether it be from his parents or what ever …it needs to be sorted and fast.
    Hoping and praying the young 8 yr old gets all the help and counselling he needs and he heals well.

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  • This child still has a right to an education and should be allowed to attend school as required. But the question should be asked “what was this child exposed to that would make him think that his behavior would be acceptable?”

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  • Oh my gosh what is this world coming to.

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  • Wow, he’s only 10, so very sad for both boys. I’m wondering if fully comprehends exactly what he’s done and the seriousness of it all. And what has he suffered to be doing such horrendous things at this young age

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