A SEVEN year old boy has been charged with rape in an “absurd” case that has outraged lawyers.
The child, of Brasher falls in New York state near the Canadian border, was reportedly arrested by state police in connection with an incident that happened on Thanksgiving.
According to the New York Post, the minor was charged with third-degree rape on March 23 and is set to be tried in a Family Court.
A Queens attorney who handles youth defense cases has blasted the case, claiming that it would be “physically impossible.”
He said: “Instinctually, it shouldn’t happen with a seven-year-old as I don’t think you even could really realize what you’re doing at seven years old.
“They’d have to prove he actually physically committed this act, which to me it almost seems to be an impossibility.”
It is also reported that the boy will be charged as a juvenile delinquent.
However, a bill pending in the New York City of Albany would raise the age threshold for that charge from 7 to 12.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.
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