CRIME

Washington Teen Charged With Raping 7-Year-Old On School Bus

Public school buses are parked unused Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., as schools closed and warming shelters o
Public school buses are parked unused Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., as schools closed and warming shelters opened in Illinois as bitterly cold temperatures moved into the state. Northern Illinois is experiencing temperatures from -4 to 2 with wind chills as low as 30 degrees below zero. Central and Southern Illinois have avoided snow but is under a wind chill advisory. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a 13-year-old boy attacked a 7-year-old girl on a Chimacum school bus and has been charged with three counts of first-degree rape.

The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1IW9SOt) that the Chimacum Middle School student is scheduled for his first juvenile court appearance on July 15.

Court records say the boy and girl rode the bus together from September 2014 until the end of February. The alleged assault was reported after the girl told her aunt about it and the aunt took the girl to a doctor.

No attorney had been appointed or hired for the boy as of Thursday.

Court records say the boy was expelled from school and released to his family until the legal case is resolved.

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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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