A 7-year-old boy from upstate New York has been charged with rape.
Kasatintin.com gathers that the boy was charged by New York State Police with third-degree rape on March 23.
The charge stems from an incident which was reported on Thanksgiving in Brasher Falls near the US-Canada border.
State police has confirmed they are investigating the matter and that the child (name withheld) was only 7years.
No further details have been released about the incident as well as the age of the alleged victim.
Information suggest the boy will be tried as a juvenile delinquent.
The case has attracted attention worldwide.
An authority is reported to have said that ‘instinctually, it shouldn’t happen to a 7-year-old. I don’t think you could even realize what you’re doing at 7 years old, so I think it’s absurd to charge a 7-year-old with rape.
‘They’d have to prove he actually physically committed this act, which to me, it almost seems to be an impossibility.’
A bill pending in the New York legislature would change the minimum age for being charged as a juvenile delinquent from 7years to 12years following a string of controversial arrests of young children.