12-year-old boy accused of attempted sexual battery (50-year-old woman)

March 24th, 2010 by

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WSVN) – Police arrested a 12-year-old boy for allegedly beating and attempting to rape a woman.

According to Coral Springs Police, the child attacked the 50-year-old woman as she walked in the area of 4800 N. University Drive at around 4:15 p.m., Monday.

Authorities said the 12-year-old hit the woman from behind, then tried to pull down her pants. When the victim turned around to face the suspect, he struck her again. The woman chased the child, and he hit her a third time and ran away.

Sandy Gelfand lives in the neighborhood in which the assault occurred. “It’s hard to believe,” she said, “shakes me up terribly. It could be any one of our children.”

Nadia Persau also resides in the neighborhood where the attack occurred. “They need to get him to the right authorities and get him some help. Obviously, he needs help,” she added.

The suspect appeared in juvenile court with his parents Tuesday to face an attempted sexual battery charge.

The 12-year-old will be held in juvenile detention for 21 days until prosecutors decide how to handle his case.

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2 Responses

  1. Derf The Smurf

    What’s to decide? The little bastard is a rapist in training. Adult trial and lock ‘em up.

  2. Zimminger

    Any boy who acts like this at 12 years old is beyond help and needs to have his testicles removed.

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