Three Georgia Boys Charged With Rape

ACWORTH, Ga. (AP) - Three boys aged eight and nine are being held in a detention center on charges of kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old girl in the woods near a suburban Atlanta
partment complex.

Acworth police Captain Wayne Dennard says the alleged attack was Thursday and the girl's mother reported it to authorities yesterday. Dennard says the girl claims they were playing outdoors and she was forced into a wooded area where she was sexually assaulted and one of the boys raped her.

Dennard said the three boys, an eight-year-old and two nine-year-olds, were charged with rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and sexual assault. A hearing was held in juvenile court this afternoon. Their names were being withheld because of their age.

The father of the eight-year-old boy says his son had been falsely accused. He says any sexual activity was consensual, and the girl accused her playmates only after her parents had learned she had sexual relations.


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  • by April Location: Valdosta on Nov 20, 2007 at 06:20 AM
    Alleged or not it's mind boggling to me that an 8yr. old and 9 yr. olds are committing sex crimes. What is going on with these children? Whether or not the father believes that it was consensual or not those children are to young to be having sex! Parents teach your boys to respect women and to know that sex is something shared between 2 people who love each other. Consensual or not these children have issues that need to be dealt with.
  • by Micah Glenn Location: Bainbridge Ga, on Nov 19, 2007 at 04:14 PM
    I dont beleive she was rape she's just lyig to cover up her early sexual actions
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