Young Boys Charged in Sexual Assault

Four Bronx boys, all 8 and 9 years old, have been charged with sodomy for forcing a 9-year-old girl to perform oral sex on the Public School 44 playground.

Bronx detectives are looking for a fifth boy and possibly a second victim. Police say that three boys held the girl down while the other forced her to perform oral sex on him during a school lunch break. When she broke away and told a teacher, she was simply told to brush her teeth, said the girl’s older sister. The school’s principal stated in a letter to parents that “No inappropriate behavior took place at any time.”


AP - October 20, 1997

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