A 10-year-old girl is being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy after a neighbor allegedly saw the girl touch the boy’s private parts back in April while the two played doctor.
"I've never dealt with a child this young being accused of a crime,” says Quanell X, who works with the family, according to MyFox Houston. “In fact this was nothing more than inappropriate horseplay that has now led to a child that is ten years old being charged with aggravated rape."
The arrest and charges came two months after the initial complaint, and the girl, referred to as Ashley (not her real name), remembers vividly the day that she was called home by her mom. She was at the running track with friends when her mom called and told her to come home, but she had no idea that she would return home only to be arrested.
"I was crying and they took me to the car and I didn't want to get in and I was crying and I was moving and trying not to get in the police car and my Mom told me to calm down," Ashley said.
The girl was held in juvenile custody for four days in June, and her mom recalls how her daughter would beg her to take her home when she would come to visit, but the frustrated mother had no way of helping her daughter. In fact, Ashley was interrogated for 45 minutes by a Houston Police sex crimes investigator who denied the girl’s mother the right to sit with her daughter during the questioning.
"it's a nightmare even having to go through something like this because that's my baby,” Ashley’s mom said, “that's my baby and just the thought of her going through something like this it hurts me."
Ashley and her mom will appear in court in October.
Source: MyFox Houston