10 Year-Old “Rapists” Convicted on 8-Year-Old’s Accusation

Old Bailey rape trial. court drawing

Two boys aged 10 and 11 have been convicted of attempted rape based solely on the accusations of an 8-year-old girl, despite the girl withdrawing her claims in court, and there being no physical evidence of any assault. Both children are to become registered sex offenders.

The boys, then both aged 10, were accused by an 8-year-old girl of taking to various locations in their London neighbourhood and raping her. The boys denied the accusations.

The incident came to light when the girl’s mother was told by another child that the boys were hurting the girl – she soon found her daughter with the boys in a nearby field.

When first questioning the girl, police had her tell them how the boys had pulled down her underwear and had their way with her. However, when questioned in court, the girl explicitly denied being raped and said she had lied to her mother about what had happened as she was worried about being a naughty girl and not getting any sweets.

The defence also pointed out that there was “no useful medical evidence, no DNA evidence and no forensic evidence; nothing” available to support the charges, save the girl’s accusations.

The court even made a crude show of attempting to make the proceedings intelligible to the children, with the judge and lawyers abandoning their ludicrous wigs and gowns for the occasion, and the court timetable being rearranged to resemble that of a primary school.

The defence appealed the common sense of the jury, suggesting the incident was nothing more than an innocent childhood game gone awry:

“What this case is about is not a serious crime. It is about children. There is a game called ‘You show me yours and I will show you mine’.

Maybe it went too far, maybe it went to touching, maybe they were doing something they had seen on television, maybe they were playing that age-old game, doctors and nurses.”

Unfortunately, the jury had none, voting 10 to 2 in favour of convicting both boys of two counts each of attempted rape. Sentencing is due in two months, during which time the boys have been released on bail.

They will also become registered sex offenders, although the judge lamely admitted he was “not quite sure” how that would work.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    British fail...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupidity knows no bounds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    From what I understand, the boys showed the girl their penises and asked to see her genitals. That is considered a sexual offense and I guess ten can be tried as an adult. Whether it did happen or not is hard to say, as she is eight and they are ten, but I do know children experiment with themselves and others much younger these days.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 10/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did that shit when I was in sunday school once. Did I think it was dumb when I got older? Yeah. But I knew that there was something up and wanted to know about it at the time. Found out later that she had indeed told her parents, but it had apparently been resolved without involving the police.

    Which is the sane fucking way to do it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's stupid that it is considered a sexual offense, and just shows how DAMNED INSANE the laws are getting, now that they are being made by anti-sex jackasses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not surprising from the UK.

    A country that banned lolicon last month 'cause "Drawings are people too!!"

    It always pisses me off how women can fuck up a guys life by lying, and get away with it or receive some kind of lenient sentence. (Lying to a court is a felony, is it not?)

    Like that pedo teacher from Florida, Debra Lafave, she got ten years house arrest, had it been a guy, he'd be doing ten to twenty in _prison_.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:24 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I doubt that anyone in the U.K. is really worrying about that. Seriously, most police in the U.K. have said that they have OTHER, more important things to worry about than lolicon.

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    06:39 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    blame is the name of the game, learn the rules and play safe kids...

    oh yeah, that shit only works if you're a pedo priest, my bad, what the fuck was I thinking?

    no matter where you live, the world's going to hell in a hand-basket...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    that jury needs to die

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol... great judicial system. Good thing I'm not from the UK.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Be glad you are not from Australia too, they are putting people in jain because of anime and comic books

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    Comment by Fronzel
    01:46 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't there a tipping point on on this pedo hysteria? It's been going on for years now and keeps getting worse and worse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There already has been a turning point, though it hasn't been publicized. More and more people are teaching their children (as I did) that pedosexuality is normal UNLESS the person in question forces or threatens a child into sex.

    It's just not well publicized because it would go against the hysteria that the media wishes to whip us into.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 30/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    we are at the tipping point and everyone here is beginning to balance the scale. Things have finally gotten to the point that regular news reading people have access to news that is not normally reported. I myself am registered. Won't bore you with the story as it is not worth it in light of these childrens plight. Be that as it may I have gone one t ohave a good life and made things work. The real question seems to be are they capable of "Rape" yes indeed they are. Would they in fact do it? Probably not even consider it at that age. If a girl let them play whatever game... doctor, mom and dad or what ever it would only seem to be that she too was interested and at first was just saying things that she thought would get her out of trouble... The real fact is we are and wre created as sexual beings from the beginning ie "go forth and multiply" Then the puritans came along puritans then = fanatics now. Sex is sex. If you force someone that is wrong and should be. The law is so damn ambiguous and uncaring that they? it? Has to set guidelines, ages and punishments. In the US it is basically illegal to have sex until ou are 18, in mexico 12, in the Phillipines 14 yet we all know that we at some point in our early lives were "turned on" by a magazine that we were told we should not look at yet wanted to to "find out" Not It ALL is criminalized and children are going to have their lives ruined just because they were curious and in actuality being just what they were born to be... Go figure and get off your ass and start to change things and bring some sense back into the entire world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with Anonymous. It reminds me of this:
    (worth the read, but due to news like this and my lack of trust in the justice-system, I recommend a proxy)


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    all the more evidence we need a law that you have to have actual fucking evidence to be convicted of a crime

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    Comment by Rya
    03:06 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Back when I was young, the girl's father/big brother would have just kicked the boys in the nuts and they would have said: Damn, we're sorry, asshole!
    And that would have been it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, that wouldn't have happened either. The fathers/big brother would have realized that the girl probably instigated the sexual contact at first, then started whining when it 'made her uncomfortable'.

    Yeah, the boys should have stopped them, but since most children in general are NOT taught that you are supposed to stop touching someone after they tell you to stop, I give them a little leeway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The jury must have been paid off, because I can't see how in an adults mind would do this. These kids are smarter then the jury.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    @01:32 26/05/2010
    It may take a unanimous decision to convict for rape, but this was attempted rape, all they needed was an attempted unanimous decision.

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    Comment by ImBZppl
    05:10 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wonder if they can get their criminal records expunged when they become adults...

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    Comment by Miroku74
    04:07 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    12 idiot sheep making a dumbass verdict. Why am I not surprised?

    The fact that it happened to be a British jury is only consequential. This could've happened in the United States of Absurdia or Canna-duh.

    This should've been a hung jury..... all ten of those dumbfucks who voted guilty swinging from a noose.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:00 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    XKCD: Have you noticed we already reached "the future"?

    And I think it's pathetic. To a hilarious degree, from my morbid view. Doesn't help that it's getting genuinely scary to be a male in more and more countries.

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    03:39 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I consider this primarily a by product (as in toxic waste) of "Justice by Points".

    That is when a society gets too huge and bureaucratic that officials, from petty to major, make or break their careers by how many "Points" they score. This turns justice into a perversion because they tend to go, by a twisted 'evolution', to the "Easy" scores regardless of wether or not it'll do true justice or even true "Guilt or Innocence" save by technicality.

    It also makes them more likely to ignore the real, dangerous criminals until ordered by a superior to go after them. Though there are plenty of "Stupid" criminals there are lots who read up on rights, options, practice alibis and proper things to say (I want a lawyer!) when da fuzz grab 'em. Thus, the criminals that do the most damage tend to be ignored because they can "Fail" at prosecuting them easily and that's "Negative Points", especially if they drag a trial out a long, long time.

    Thus, this is why we have teen girls who become both "CP producer" and "Victim" but tried as an "Adult" for crimes they commit against themselves.

    In short the Prosecutors knew full well they were doing an injustice and it's almost totally unlikely the boys would have or were even trying to "RaeP the Loli", they just wanted "Points" to keep their jobs and cover for when, say (for absurdity's sake) they got ordered to prosecute someone smuggling in real "Child sex slaves" but that guy could buy and sell them, have them "Iced" and far worse had the "Pittman and Bullock" law firm at his side.

    Another element is the "Moral Panic" one that can be used and abused, both for social control and for distraction of official corruption. A good article is found by Googling "Loompanics the Satan Sellers" about moral panic over "Devil Worship" in the 80s to the 90s and then makes a tie to a cover up of the S&L scandal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:30 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just want you to know I want to print out your comment and hang it on my wall

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    15:56 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Feel free!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yet its the common people/the jury who give it a 10 to 2 in favour of conviction. The system is only doing their job. A bit of problem but still doing their job within the laws.

    Note that the girl only chances her testimony in court.

    Also you call this easy to convict? Base on the info given here, If the prosecutor is of any intelligent, the case wont have brought up. Any yet it have to be according to the law.

    So in the end, it either is the defense really so bad or there is just something wrong about moral of the jury.

    I vote for Insufficient information to take side. I'm trying not to think that human intelligent and common sense have gone so low so off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I swear, Starscream has a higher success rate than the legal system. And I'm talking G1, screws up every episode Starscream.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 28/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In Great Britain, can you appeal a verdict based on the fact that the jury were imbeciles?

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    Comment by chriselric
    03:36 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucked up. Those kids' lives are ruined forever, pretty much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    this makes me so inconceivably angry

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 11/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unbelievable! We're thrown back into the Victorian Age again.

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    Comment by soymilk
    18:06 14/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If anything, this whole thing is gonna be worse for all involved. I hope that stupid, stupid girl and her mother never forget what they've done. Those boys are gonna have to carry it for the rest of their lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 06/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kind of like the Salem Witch trials. There's an accusation and then everyone believes it's true. Back then, they were burned at the stake or crushed with boulders. They might as well have done the same to those boys, because when you're branded a "sex offender", your life is over. Nobody will employ you, neighbors will run you out of town, your life is constantly threatened. What a mess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:42 05/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    serves them right for being 10 years old!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 01/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any person with the slighlest bit of common sense would know that for a kid to admit she was lying even though the mother (the one pressing the charges) surely instructed her to keep her tell, she must be fucking serious and acknowledged that keeping that tall tale would hurt others badly. Sad times when the person with most common sense in a court room is a 10 years old girl.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:46 14/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait for 2012 and the world will end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:48 01/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And if nothing happens will you kill yourself? I hope so

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    12:21 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate you, government.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They could still appeal their case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And it's very rare for cases to be overturned, especially in Great Britain.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sankaku changes the truth by far;

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    Comment by appztetra
    18:00 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did it too back then!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    2 words.

    Minority Report.

    DO IT NAO D:

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are a hell load of misinterpretations being made by readers. First, the charge is ATTEMPTED RAPE, so therefore people who say that she's a virgin therefore the boys are innocent obviously don't read english. There WILL NOT be any evidence to show she has been raped, and NOBODY is saying that she was. Second, the fact that she admits she lied only implies that she lied about being raped, not that an attempt at rape was not made. Third, readers aren't giving credit to the courts in Britain being consistent and credible in judgement, which is more than I can say about readers' judgement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Attempted rape or not, if the girl was TRULY assaulted, she would have some sort of physical injuries on her.

    Secondly, in the case where THE VICTIM HERSELF says that she lied, attempted rape is pretty fucking much BUSTED as a charge!

    The fact is that this is a GROSS miscarriage of justice here, and she didn't just lie about being raped.... she said she lied about ANYTHING HAPPENING AT ALL!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The jury should just brand their own children as sex offenders. Save us the trouble. They all should also stop feeding them sweets. Lying 8 year old woman. They grow up too fast.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 27/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, most SANELY raised females wouldn't lie about something like this, because they would have been raised with the idea that if they lie about this, they are going to prison!

    That is what I told my daughters, that if they LIED to me about being raped even once.... they weren't my daughters anymore, I was DONE with them for life!

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    Comment by ventlus
    15:22 26/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If i where them i'd just go join the yakuza or something since their pretty much fucked in public, so underground is the way to go

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