Schoolboy, 13, rapes his eight-year-old sister after watching porn on the X-Box because he ‘wanted to try it out’

Well he has certainly started young. I just hope the relatives who are taking him in don’t have daughters.

______________________________________________

  • Boy, 13,  chose sister because she was small and ‘couldn’t remember  stuff’
  • Charity  Rape Crisis says children accessing porn is a ‘growing  concern’
  • Spokeswoman  says more action is needed to tackle the issue
  • X-Box maker  Microsoft says it has the ‘greatest sympathy’ for all  involved
  • Company  says it has ‘robust’ systems to control what users can  see

By Chris Pleasance

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’.

Pornography: The boy used his X-Box console to view adult material before 'deciding to try it out' on his sister because she was small and 'couldn't remember stuff' (file picture)

Pornography: The boy used his X-Box console to view  adult material before ‘deciding to try it out’ on his sister because she was  small and ‘couldn’t remember stuff’ (file picture)

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 prepared.

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.’

Ban: The Government has said that by the end of 2014 users of all internet devices - including games consoles and computers - will be automatically blocked from viewing adult content

Ban: The Government has said that by the end of 2014  users of all internet devices – including games consoles and computers – will be  automatically blocked from viewing adult content
The youngster has now been sent to live with relatives away from his sister before he is sentenced at Blackburn Magistrates Court (pictured)

The youngster has now been sent to live with relatives  away from his sister before he is sentenced at Blackburn Magistrates Court  (pictured)

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 dailymail.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s