13 yr old boy rapes his 8yr old sister after watching porn because he ‘wanted to try it out’

A 13-year-old schoolboy raped his eight-year-old
sister after watching pornography on an X-Box
computer console, a court has heard.

The teenager told police he used the games console
to view explicit material before he ‘decided to try it
out’. The boy said he targeted his younger sister
because she was small and ‘couldn’t remember
stuff’.

At Blackburn Magistrates Court yesterday the boy
admitted rape, indecent assault and inciting his
sister to perform a sexual act on him.
The youngster, who cannot be identified for legal
reasons, has been bailed to live with relatives away
from his sister while a pre-sentence report is being
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Fiona Elvines, from the Rape Crisis Charity, said
that children accessing pornography was a
‘growing concern’.
She said: ‘This is going to completely destabilise
this little girl’s life. It will take her a very long time
to try and work through. It will have put her life on a different track and I do not want that to happen to anybody else.’

Ms Elvines told the Lancashire Telegraph ‘For a
long time, people have been sitting on the fence and
saying we do not have the evidence to say porn is
harmful, but now we are starting to have some
evidence around young people’s exposure.

‘How much evidence do you need? It shows that the
government’s measures are extremely important and that we need to start acting. When children see
porn, they have no context for what it is used for.
There is pressure on children to be sexualised,
particularly on younger boys, to start having sex.
‘It is coming from peers and porn.’

The government has said that by the end of 2014 all
devices with access to the internet will be blocked
from accessing pornography, with users forced to
opt in.

The X-Box customer support website says explicit
content and internet access can be restricted using
parental controls.

Microsoft, the company which makes the console,
said: ‘We have the greatest sympathy for all involved in this case. At Microsoft we have some of the most robust systems that allow parents to control what their children play and watch online.
For example, access to the internet is switched off automatically for all child accounts on X-box, and we urge parents to review the settings on their children’s consoles.’

In November last year a 12-year-old boy admitted
three charges of rape against his sister, aged under
10, after he watched pornography at school and
went home to copy what he had seen.

The abuse took place over the course of a year and
was only discovered after the girl confided in a
family member.

The boy was given a three-year youth rehabilitation
order and will continue to live at the family home.
He was ordered to register as a sex offender for two-
and-a-half years.
Culled from Daily Mail UK

Akindoyin Damilola

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